The Amiga 1200 was Commodore International’s third-generation Amiga computer, it was launched end October 1992, at a base price of £399 in the United Kingdom and $599 in the United States. The Amiga 1200 offers a number of advantages over earlier lower-budget Amiga models. Specifically, it is a 32-bit design; the 68EC020 microprocessor is faster than the 68000 and has 2 MB of RAM as standard. The AGA chipset used in the A1200 is a significant improvement. AGA increases the color palette from 4096 colors to 16.8 million colors with up to 256 on-screen colors normally, and an improved HAM mode allowing 262,144 on-screen colors. The graphics hardware also features improved sprite capacity and faster graphics performance mainly due to faster video memory. Additionally, compared to the Amiga 600 the Amiga 1200 offers greater expansion possibilities, such as PowerPC accelerators. The Commodore Amiga 1200 was released 2 years to late to have the same impact of the Commodore Amiga 500.

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