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1992 - The Amiga - A600 & A600HD

Technical Specifications:
Motorola MC68000 at 7.14 MHz
ECS Chipset
OS 2.04 / 2.05
880Kb floppy disk
PCMCIA Interface for memory
expansion, accelerator card and
optional SCSI CDROM.
built-in or harddisk interface
4 channel stereo sound
Serial, Parallel, RGB, Mouse and Joystick

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The Amiga 600 was introduced in May 1992 to replace the A500+ and was designed primarily as a games machine, hence the lack of a numeric keypad. The A600 was the first Amiga to use surface mounted chips, where the chips are soldered directly onto the motherboard, making it much more reliable and compact than previous Amigas and much cheaper to manufacture. It continued to use the Motorola 68000 processor running at 7.14MHz clock speed, and the ECS chipset, but came with a 1Mb of RAM, upgradeable via the PCMCIA slot. The most exciting aspect for many users was in the internal hard disk capability, and many of the later machines were badged as A600HD and contained a 20Mb 2.5" IDE hard disk.

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