Commodore Amiga Personal Computer Celebrates Its 30th Birthday

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Commodore Amiga personal computer is celebrating its 30th birthday, being 30 years since the company launched the Commodore Amiga 1000. Comodore Amiga was released on July 23rd 1985 and was followed by Amiga 500 soon afterwards.

Comodore Amiga 1000, sometimes called A1000 or simply Amiga, was first in the range and was running AmigaOS 1.0. Its configuration was quite basic, yet, powered up by a Motorola 68000 @ 7.16 MHz (PAL) processor, with 256-512 KB (8.5 maximum) RAM, resolution 640 x 512i, it was quite advanced at the time.

The Amiga 1000 was replaced by Amiga 2000 in 1987.

Wikipedia writes :
In 1994, as Commodore filed for bankruptcy, Byte magazine called the Amiga 1000 “the first multimedia computer… so far ahead of its time that almost nobody—including Commodore’s marketing department—could fully articulate what it was all about”
In 2006, PC World rated the Amiga 1000 as the 7th greatest PC of all time. In 2007, it was rated by the same magazine as the 37th best tech product of all time.

1 comment

  1. Pretty sure you have to be alive to celebrate a birthday...