CPU: EC030@25Mhz and 040@25Mhz (plus FPU) MEMORY: 2MB Chip RAM and 4MB Fast RAM (up to 16 MB RAM on board and 512 MB per Zorro III slot!) GRAPHICS: Features the AGA chipset (Advanced Graphics Architecture) with superior graphical abilities in comparison with the earlier chipsets (OCS/ECS). Supports 24-bit color palette (16.8 Million colors) and from 256 on-screen colors in indexed mode to 262,144 on-screen colors in HAM-8 mode. Resolutions supported: 320x256 to 1280x512i (PAL) and 640x480 (VGA) SOUND: 4 channel 8 bit PCM, stereo output MEDIA/STORAGE: A3000: 3.5" DD floppy 880 Kb, 3.5" 50MB SCSI HDD. A4000: 3.5" HD floppy 1.76 MB, 3.5" 100MB SCSI HDD
The Commodore Amiga 4000, or A4000, was the successor of the A2000 and A3000 computers and was targetted more at productivity users. There are two models, the A4000/040 released in October 1992 with a Motorola 68040 CPU, and the A4000/030 released in April 1993 with a Motorola 68EC030. The A4000 originally came in a white desktop box with a separate keyboard. Later Commodore released an expanded tower version called the A4000T. The stock A4000 featured a Motorola 68EC030 or 68040 CPU and shipped with 2 MB of Amiga Chip RAM and up to 16 MB of additional FAST RAM. Much like the small brother A1200, the Amiga 4000 featured the Advanced Graphics Architecture or AGA. The A4000 shipped with AmigaOS 3.0, consisting of Workbench 3.0 and Kickstart 3.0, which together provided standard single-user operating system functionality and support for the built-in hardware. Following release of AmigaOS 3.1 it became possible to upgrade the A4000 by installing compatible Kickstart 3.1 ROM chips. The later AmigaOS 3.5 and 3.9 releases were A4000 compatible as pure software updates requiring Kickstart 3.1. Also AmigaOS 4, a PowerPC native release of the operating system, can be used with the A4000 provided compatible PowerPC hardware is installed. As a replacements for the A3000 & A3000T, the A4000 was a combination of the A2000 (big box), A3000 (vertical slots (integrated hard drive controller) and A1200 (AGA chips).
The Amiga 4000 (default) color palette
24-bit RGB 16.7 million-color palette (256 on-screen and up to 262,144 in static image - HAM8)
released in 1992
CPU: Motorola 68EC020 14 MHz MEMORY: 2 MB, expandable to 10 MB max (2 MB Chip RAM + 8 MB Fast Ram) GRAPHICS: AGA chipset, supports 24-bit color palette (16.8 Million colors) and 256 to 262,144 on-screen colors in HAM-8 mode. Resolutions supported: 320x256 to 1280x512i (PAL) and 640x480 (VGA) SOUND: 4 channel 8 bit PCM, stereo output MEDIA/STORAGE: 3.5 DD floppy disk drive, capacity 880 kB, internal IDE hard disk drive (optional)
The Amiga 1200, or A1200, was Commodore International's third-generation Amiga computer, aimed at the home market. It was launched in October 21, 1992 and initially, only 30,000 A1200s were available at the UK launch. The CPU was roughly four times faster than the MC68000 processor in the A500. Like its predecessor, the Amiga 500, the A1200 is an all-in-one design incorporating the CPU, keyboard, and disk drives (including, unlike the A500, the option of an internal hard disk drive) in one physical unit. The machine was designed to be able to house a 2.5inch HDD internally, but it was possible to mount a 3.5inch HDD inside the 1200 if a little brute force was used. The system competed directly against the Atari Falcon, but intended as a home computer it inadvertently competed against entry level PCs and 16-bit game consoles. During the first year of its life the system reportedly sold well, but not comparable to game consoles and in a desire to compete Commodore launched the Amiga 1200-based Amiga CD32 game console in June 1993.
The Amiga 1200 (default) color palette
24-bit RGB 16.8 million-color palette (256 on-screen and up to 262,144 in static image - HAM8)