ID #2843

Commodore: A1000

A1000 with 1084 Monitor
A1000 with 1084 Monitor


Hi Res Version, A1000 with 1084 Monitor - 223K
Hi Res Version, A1000 - 512K
Image of A1000 memory slot. - 336K
Image of A1000 with lid off. - 434K
Image of A1000 with lid off, showing motherboard - 954K
Image of A1000 daughter PCB - 757K
Image showing inside A1000 80w PSU - 539K
Image of A1000 Box - 147K
Image of A1000 Box, Front - 266K
Image of A1000 Box, Back - 293K
Image of A1000 Box showing contents, Image 1 - 190K
Image of A1000 Box showing contents, Image 2 - 173K
Picture of the case showing the designers signatures, version 1 - 96K
Picture of the case showing the designers signatures, version 2 - 290K
A1000 Revision 6 Motherboard - 1541K
A1000 Revision A Motherboard - 1431K
Hi Res Version, A1000 TV Modulator - 95K
Hi Res Version, A1000 US Keyboard - 71K
Hi Res Version, A1000 French/Belgian Keyboard - 82K
Hi Res Version, A1000 Danish/Scandinavian Keyboard - 419K

Standard Specifications

Case Type: Desktop
Processor: 68000@7.14Mhz/68000@7.16Mhz
MMU: None
FPU: None
Chipset: OCS
Early pre-production versions may have had Portia instead of Paula and Daphne instead of denise but this is unconfirmed
Kickstarts: V1.0 (disk based, not ROM)
V1.1 (disk based, not ROM)
V1.2 (disk based, not ROM)
V1.3 (disk based, not ROM)
Expansion Slots: 1 x 86pin Side Expansion Slot
1 x Front Memory Expansion Slot
Standard CHIP RAM: 128K (not confirmed)
Note: The A1000 also has an additional 256K but this is usually reserved for Kickstart and not normally available for programs.
RAM sockets: None
Hard Drive Controllers: None
Drive Bays: 1 x Custom Floppy Drive Bay
Expansion Ports: 1 x 25pin Serial (FEMALE)
1 x 25pin Parallel (MALE)
1 x 23pin RGB Video
1 x 23pin External Floppy
2 x 9pin Joystick/Mouse
2 x RCA Audio (Left/Right)
RJ10 Keyboard Connector
Floppy Drive: Internal 880K Floppy Drive
Motherboard Revisions: Rev 6 (NTSC June 1985, motherboard used copper traces. Designers signatures on case)
Rev A (NTSC June 1986, motherboard uses cheaper tin traces. Designers signatures on case)
Rev B (September 1986. No signatures on case)
Battery Backed Up Clock: No

The A1000 was the first commercially available Amiga and stunned the world with its amazing graphics and sound capabilities, long before the term "multimedia" was ever coined. The capabilities the A1000 had were previously only seen on machines costing many times as much. Infact by 1986 at the first ever Amiga conference in Monterey, California the sales manager Frank Leonardi estimated 150,000 Amiga users existed in less than a year since its launch. Unlike most Amigas, the A1000 does not contain Kickstart in ROM, instead it loads it from disk. The A1000 contained 256K of memory (in addition to 256K CHIP) which was generally reserved for the Kickstart, however there are numerous expansions which allow the A1000 to use Kickstart ROMs and so this memory can be freed for general use. The 86pin side expansion slot is actually compatible with those found on the A500 and A500+, however it is not located in the same place. The side expansion slot is located on the right hand side of the A1000, whereas on the A500 and A500+ it is on the left. This has the side effect that expansions designed for the A1000, have to be used back-to-front in an A500/+ and vice versa. Another peculiarity are the serial and parallel ports. All other Amigas have 25pin FEMALE parallel ports, and 25pin MALE serial ports, whilst the A1000 has a 25pin MALE parallel port and a 25pin FEMALE serial port. Consequently extreme care must be taken to ensure that any expansions plugged into these ports, are infact plugged into the correct port, with an appropriate adaptor if necessary. Lastly, all other Amiga's which use external keyboards either have a large 5pin DIN connector, or the small PS/2 style connector, the A1000 uses an RJ10 connector which looks a lot like a phone plug.

Contributions to this page by:
Daniel Kraus, Greg Scott (National Amiga), Jan Pedersen, Leslie Ayling, Mario Misic, P-O Yliniemi, RiWa & Friends, Thomas Barth

Letzte Änderung des Artikels: 2009-01-24 18:26
Revision: 1.0

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