Amiga 500 Specs and Photos
The Amiga 500, also known as the A500, was the first “low-end” Commodore Amiga 16/32-bit multimedia home/personal computer. It was announced at the winter Consumer Electronics Show in January 1987, at the same time as the high-end Amiga 2000, and competed directly against the Atari 520ST. The A500 was released in mid 1987 at the price of US $595.95 without monitor. However, the term high-end and low-end did not truly factor in, until the advent of the A3000, and the AGA systems.
The original A500 proved to be Commodore’s best-selling Amiga model, enjoying particular success in Europe. Although popular with hobbyists, arguably its most widespread use was as a gaming machine, where its advanced graphics and sound were of significant benefit.
Case Type: Computer in a keyboard
Chipset: OCS (more common) or ECS
Standard CHIP RAM: 512K
RAM sockets: None
Hard Drive Controllers: None
Drive Bays: 1 x Custom Floppy Drive Bay