Amiga Walker: It looked like nothing else on the market at the time

Petro Tyschtschenko, president of Amiga Technologies and Escom unveiled the next generation of Amiga computers at CeBIT 1996. Project Walker, its remarkable design is a cross between Doctor Who’s electronic dog K9 and Darth Vader’s helmet. It looked like nothing else on the market at the time. Its specifications include a motorola 68030(EC) 40MHz CPU, 6MB RAM and quad speed CD Rom drive. The AGA graphics chip set is unchanged from the Commodore Amiga 1200 and 4000. Escom originally planned to put it in the shops by autumn 1997, pricing it in the £600 – £800 range. People had high expectations of Amiga Technologies and Escom, Escom was the second largest computer retailer in Europe, with over 800 stores. However, Amiga users were also understandably frustrated at the slow developments in the two years since Commodore went bust(1994). The computer system was never released, Escom went into bankruptcy and things went from bad to worse.

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