Amiga 1200

Amiga 1200 - 01
In October 1992 the A1200 was launched.
This took the A500 approach to computing with the "distinct" Commodore case,
but including the AGA chipset present in the A4000, 2mb ram,
and the PCMCIA slot from the A600. 

At the price of 399 it sold like hot cakes and is seen as one of
the best Amigas to date. 
It appears to have been rushed to launch for the Christmas period 
with manuals claiming to give you the opportunity to upgrade from 
1mb to 2mb chip ram with FPU. 
It is however, a darn fine machine that can be easily upgraded for 
most of your needs. 

After Escom bought the Amiga during 1995 it was relaunched to mass outrage.
The machine still cost 399, 150 more than it had a year previously 
and was not enhanced in any dramatic fashion. 
It was released in two versions- the Amiga Magic pack and the 
Amiga Surfer bundle. 
Unfortunately, the former was never released due to Escoms financial
The Escom Amigas were also struck by incompatibility problems due to
a different disk drive being used, it was actually a PC high-density
drive mechanism that had been altered to allow compatibility with the
Amiga filesystem. 
Unfortunately, some games that hit the hardware directly would not run.
A circuit upgrade was released free of charge that allowed users to 
fix the drive problem.


Manufacturer Commodore Name Amiga 1200
Type Homecomputer Origine USA
Introduction Date October 1992 End of production ???
Built in Language ??? Keyboard full-stroke keyboard with 10 function keys and cursor keys and separate numeric keypad, 96 keys
CPU Motorola MC68EC020 Speed 14.32 Mhz
Coprocessor Alice (AGA display controller), Lisa (AGA graphics coprocessor), Paula (audio and I/O controller), Gayle (system address decoder and IDE controller) Amount of Ram 2Mb CHIP RAM + 8Mb Fast RAM max. (and more with an accelerator board installed)
Vram None Rom 512 Kb
Text Modes 60 x 32, 80 x 32 Graphic Modes from 320 x 200 pixels noninterlaced 50 Hz up to 1280 x 512 pixels interlaced 50 Hz or, 640 x 480 pixels noninterlaced 60 Hz or, 640 x 400 pixels noninterlaced 70 Hz...
Colors AA Graphics System, colour palette: up to 16.8 million colours (24 Bit), 256 of them displayable simultaneously or more than 640,000 in HAM-8 mode Sound 4-Channel Stereo Sound standard, each 8 Bit PCM
Size / Weight 490 mm x 250 mm x 70 mm (W x D x H) / 3.1 Kg Built in Media 3.5-inch double density disk drive (880 KB/1.76 MB formatted) and optional 2.5'' hard drive (orginaly 40 MB, up to 200 MB)
I/O Ports ''Clock'' port, 150 pin local bus expansion, PCMCIA 2.0 expansion bus, RS-232 serial port, Centronics parallel port, 2 mouse/joystick ports, Colour composite video port, 15kHz colour RGB analogue video port, 31KHz SVGA video output, 2 stereo audio output ports, external floppy, internal AT IDE, internal floppy OS AmigaOS 3.0, Kickstart 3.0
Power Supply External PSU, 110 volt/60Hz 23 watts Introduction Price 399 (UK, 1992), 329 (UK, 1995)
Sold ??? Serial Number ???
Other Extras Boxed, CD-Rom and CDs, Blizzard 1230-IV, 5 original games, 3 joysticks, lots of magazines and diskettes Bought Where Mechelen
Bought When 2002/08/14 Condition Excellent
Price Paid 70 Specs of my Model ???
Setup Today ???

Right view (total)

Back view Serial Number and Blizzard 1230-IV Turbo Board

Nicely Boxed Inside the Box


Bought on 14/08/2002 in Mechelen.

It came with a CD-Rom and CDs, Blizzard 1230-IV, 5 original games,
3 joysticks, lots of magazines and diskettes.
Paid 70