The Commodore Amiga 2000 workstation is officially 30 years old! Released by Commodore in March 1987 and aimed at the high-end market to compete with Apple and IBM compatibles. The Commodore Amiga 2000 was the first heavy duty Amiga workstation for the professional market and got used in many business, universities and even NASA used the Commodore Amiga 2000. The Commodore Amiga 2000 is the first Amiga model to have expansion cards to be added internally. SCSI host adapters, memory cards, CPU cards, network cards, graphics cards, serial port cards this workstation had it all! The Amiga 2000 not only includes five Zorro II card slots, the motherboard also has four PC ISA slots, two of which are inline with Zorro II slots. The Amiga 2000 was always designed with an open architecture. Commodore’s engineers believed that the company would probably be unsuccessful in matching the rate of system obsolesce and replacement then common in the PC industry, with new models every year or so. Commodore’s approach was to build a single system architecture that could span different models. Commodore was so successful at this that many judged that the Commodore Amiga 2000 would not become obsolete “until well after the turn of the century” at the earliest. The Commodore Amiga 2000 had several revision models such as the Commodore Amiga 1500 and Commodore Amiga 2500. Technology company Commodore sold hundreds of thousands of units in Europe during it’s launch and many more on a global scale. The Commodore Amiga 2000 can be seen as one of the most successful commercial models ever launched by Commodore!

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