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Amiga History Guide
The Amiga 500 - also known as the A500 (or its code name "Rock Lobster") - 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. Before Amiga 500 was shipped, Commodore suggested that the list price of the Amiga 500 was $595.95 USD without a monitor. Amiga 500
Amiga The former Amiga logo, as used by Commodore-Amiga Inc The Amiga 500 (1987) was the best selling model Based on the Motorola 68000 family of microprocessors, the machine sports a custom chipset with graphics and sound capabilities that were unprecedented for the price, and a pre-emptive multitasking operating system called AmigaOS. Originally the operating system, partly based TRIPOS and written in BCPL, was called AmigaDOS and the GUI was called Workbench.