Commodore Amiga 1200

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.

I’ve also added a Mtec 1230 28Mhz 8MB Ram accelerator so now I can run all WhLoad games.

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.

Technical Specs:

NAME   Amiga 1200
MANUFACTURER   Commodore
TYPE   Home Computer
ORIGIN   U.S.A.
YEAR   October 1992
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
OS   Workbench 3.1
POWER SUPPLY   External 23 watts PSU, 220-240V/50Hz (PAL), 110 volt/60Hz (NTSC)
PRICE   £399 (UK, 1992)
£329 (UK, 1995)
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3 thoughts on “Commodore Amiga 1200

  1. Coder says:

    I bought the Magic Pack for the (at the time) still to be released AmigaOne. The A1200 board was to be connected to the A1. That did not happen so it is still in one piece so to speak.

    Coder

  2. Nice. The equipment looks excellent. I actually bought the Magic Pack as well when my former Amiga 1200 collapsed many, many years ago.

  3. Harald says:

    I have an old Commodore A1200, it’s not working properly atm, it may need capacitor replacement. (Which is no wonder as its 20 years old). Hopefully I’ll get it back on its feet again.

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