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Commodore Amiga 2500

Commodore Amiga 2500
Commodore Amiga 2500

Speed25 MHz
Memory3 MB
Hard Drive40  MB

What's this?

Commodore

Amiga

Release Date: 11/14/1988
Manufacturer: Commodore
Original Retail Price:
Adjusted Inflation Price:
$3,895.00
$7,861.71*
 
Donated By: John Hughes
 
The Amiga 2500, also known as the A2500, was not a distinct Amiga model, but simply a marketing name for a Commodore Amiga 2000 bundled with a Motorola 68020 or 68030-based accelerator card. The accelerator cards used by the A2500 (the A2620 and A2630) were also available separately as upgrades for the A2000.

Because the A2500 had a Motorola 68000 on the motherboard that was otherwise unused, the design was not very cost-effective. A cost-reduced version omitting the accelerator board was proposed but never got past the prototype stage. Also, because the A2500 was not a fully 32-bit machine, its performance was slower than an A3000 running at the same clock speed.

The A2500 remained in production after the release of the A3000, however, because the original Video Toaster would not fit in an unmodified A3000 case. Until the release of the Video Toaster 4000, the A2500 was the fastest computer available for use with the Toaster.

Our model includes both the 68030 and the Toaster, running Workbench 1.3.

 

This computer is currently interactive in the Museum.
 

User Comments
Wammy on Saturday, February 09, 2013
Donated by John Hughes?!?!? Wow! Computers move pretty fast, if you don't stop and take a look around once in awhile, you could miss them!
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* Inflation data courtesy of www.inflationdata.com. Values are approximate using our own calculations.