Amiga 500

Released in 1987, the A500 was Commodore's second (and possibly most successful) 16-bit micro. Although priced 100 higher than its closest rival, Atari's 520STFM, the custom graphics and sound hardware on the A500 was cutting edge at the time and very popular, making it a very desirable machine.

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Manufacturer Commodore
Processor 68000
Speed (MHz) 7.14
RAM (KB) 512
RAM expandable to (KB) 1024
ROM (KB) (unknown)
Sound Stereo, 4 voices
Keyboard type Calculator-style
Number of keys 94
Dimensions (mm) (unknown)x(unknown)x(unknown)
Weight (g) (unknown)
  • 8-bit parallel port
  • Mouse/joystick port (9 pin D-type)
  • Joystick port (9 pin D-type)
  • Sound output (2 phono sockets)
  • Disc drive connector
  • Serial port
  • RGB port
  • Composite video output