The Amiga was a computer that was ahead of its time. To be clear: The Amiga had max. 4096 colors as IBM PCs. had only 16 colors. While PC-user had to type MS-DOS commands at the keyboard, the Amiga had a graphical user interface with mouse. The sound was incredible back then: The Amiga is the first computer, the could speak any text entered. In short, the Amiga is the first multimedia computer in the world and has many concepts that PCs uses even today.
He has the multitasking Workbench user interface and excellent graphics and sound. The housings are signatures of all the developers and the paw prints of Jay Miner dog Mitchy!
The inexpensive Amiga 500 was a success. In a computer keyboard housing, he is very similar to the Amiga 1000. Bad expandable.
The A2000 is a professional desktop device. In contrast to the Amiga 1000, he is highly expandable and provides plenty of space inside the housing.
A3000 and A3000T (1990)
The 2nd Amiga generation came with Kickstart 2.0 and ECS chipset on the market. The OS 2.0 includes improvements over version 1.x. The A3000 is a desktop device, and was very expensive. He was also available in a tower version and A3000-T.
This mix of CD players and Amiga 500 is the first multimedia computer, and the first computer with standard CD-ROM drive. The CDTV was the time about 2-3 years ahead, was too expensive and was not a success.
A500 Plus (1991)
In 1991, the A500 with Kickstart 2.0 + ECS chipset and comes on the market. Suddenly a lot of old programs no longer ran, was not what to Kickstart 2.0, but in badly programmed software.
The Amiga 600 is a smaller, improved Amiga 500 Unfortunately, the new keyboard computer was incompatible and poorly expanded. He too was initially quite expensive, and because of some error, a flop.
The Amiga 4000 has finally been significantly enlarged AGA chipset. The professional desktop device is internally expandable. He was also available in a tower version and A4000-T.
The A1200 is a computer keyboard, who like the A4000 get the new AGA chipset. Nevertheless, he has a compact body, he is well expanded.
CD32 is the first 32 bit game console with CD-Rom drive in the world. The CD32 hit other consoles and PCs in terms of speed, variety of colors and sounds. Unfortunately, the skills were not utilized.
SalesAt the beginning of 1994 Commodore tells the press how many Amiga computers were sold to Germany the first time (according to the situation on 31.12.1993):