In 1985, the Commodore Amiga was unveiled in New York City (later re-branded as the Amiga 1000). For the low price of $1,295 the system featured a 7MHz Motorola 68000 CPU, 256KB RAM, a multitasking “windowing” operating system, color graphics with a 4,096-color palette TV output, stereo sound, and a 880KB 3.5-inch disk drive.
In 1994 Byte Magazine said that the Amiga was “far ahead of its time” and “the first multimedia computer.” In 2006, PC World rated the Amiga 1000 as the seventh greatest PC of all time. I say, it’s a blast from the past and pretty high tech compared to the Commodore 64 (with cassette tape drive!) I used in middle school.