The unknown Commodore Amiga 1500 and how it failed

The Commodore Amiga 1500 was a variation of the Commodore Amiga 2000 that was only available in the United Kingdom in 1990. The Commodore Amiga 1500 was a response to the popular Checkmate 1500, which was a third party case for mounting an Amiga 500 in a desktop. The Commodore Amiga 1500 comes standard with 2 floppy drives and no hard drive, as opposed to the one in the Commodore Amiga 2000 and both computers use a socketed Motorola 68000 7.14 MHz CPU. The exact reason why Commodore UK chose to release such a limited machine has remained a mystery for years. The Commodore Amiga 1500 contributed nothing to the platforms future and was only available in the United Kingdom for a very limited time. By releasing a competitor to another company they were almost certainly attempting to drive potential Amiga suppliers out of business, as well as spending large amounts of money on a system that added little to the Amiga market. In the end, Commodore always had a questionable business sense.

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