The Amiga 1200 is an amazing computer. It has all the retro appeal of its predecessors while packing the extra 32-bit power of the 68EC020 microprocessor (about 5 times faster than the 68000) and the great AGA chipset.
My Amiga is a ‘old new stock’ I got from Amiga Kit and it really looks new. It even comes with the Magic Pack box and all the floppies.
There are still many people using the Amiga and that means a lot of hardware and software is available out there and some new things are still being developed. The fact that you can run all (large majority of it anyway) legacy Amiga software along with its more powerful AGA software makes the A1200 the perfect computer to get if you are interested in Amiga at all.
|END OF PRODUCTION||1996|
|KEYBOARD||built-in keyboard, 96 keys|
|CPU||Motorola MC68EC020 + MC68881 FPU|
|SPEED||14.18758 MHz (PAL)
14.31818 MHz (NTSC)
|CO-PROCESSOR||AGA based chipset: 8374 Alice (memory controller and blitter), 4203 Lisa (video control chip), 8364 Paula (sound & I/O), Gayle (I/O, IDE interface), 391425 Budgie (bus controller)|
|RAM||2 MB Chip RAM, expandable to 10 MB max (2 MB Chip RAM + 8 MB Fast Ram)|
|ROM||Kickstart 3.1: 512 KB|
|GRAPHIC MODES||320×200 to 1280×512 max|
|COLORS||Palette: 16.7 million
On screen: 256 in normal modes, 262144 in HAM-8
|SOUND||4 channel 8 bit PCM, stereo output|
|SIZE / WEIGHT||9.5″ deep × 18.5″ wide × 3″ high / 8 lbs
25cm deep x 49cm wide x 7cm high / 3.1 Kg
|I/O PORTS||RS-232 serial port, Centronics parallel port, external disk interface, 150 pin local expansion port, Clockport, 2x RCA audio, PCMCIA/JEIDA card interface, IDE hard drive interface, composite video out, RF out, 2x Atari joystick/mouse ports|
|BUILT IN MEDIA||3.5” floppy disk drive|
|POWER SUPPLY||External 23 watts PSU, 220-240V/50Hz (PAL), 110 volt/60Hz (NTSC)|
|PRICE||£399 (UK, 1992)
£329 (UK, 1995)