AddictiveTips. Computer Collector. The Big Book of Amiga Hardware. Amiga History Guide. Amiga 500. 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. The former Amiga logo, as used by Commodore-Amiga Inc The Amiga 500 (1987) was the best selling model The best selling model, the Amiga 500, was introduced in 1987 and became the leading home computer of the late 1980s and early 1990s in much of Western Europe.
In North America success was more modest. Amiga.org.