Commodore Amiga 1500

The A1500 was a UK-specific machine derived from the A2000. Both machines use a socketed Motorola 68000 7.14 MHz CPU and were shipped with an empty processor slot. The operating system also remained the same, shipping with Kickstart 1.3. The only difference is that the Amiga 1500 shipped with two floppy drives, 1MB Chip RAM and a new nameplate.

The exact reason why Commodore chose to release such a limited machine has remained a mystery for years. Many suggest CBM UK released it to "kill" an A500 desktop conversion unit sold by Checkmate Digital that was also called the  A1500. Commodore always had a questionable business sense. 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. Alternatively, Commodore may have had a lot of internal floppy drives they wanted to use.
Launch date: 1990 with a price of  £999

Manufacturer: Commodore
Date: 1990

Commodore Amiga 1500 Manuals:

Item Manufacturer Date
The Works! Manuals Micro-Systems Software 1986
Digi-Paint 3 Manual from NewTek NewTek 1989

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Item Manufacturer Date
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Commodore PET 2001 Commodore June 1977
Commodore PET 2001 (Blue Label) Commodore June 1977
Commodore PET 2001-32 Commodore June 1978
Commodore PET 3032 Commodore 1979
Commodore PET CBM 3008 Commodore 1979
Commodore PET 8032SK Commodore 1979
Commodore PET 8096SK Commodore 1980
Commodore PET 4032 Commodore May 1980
Commodore PET 4008 Commodore May 1980
Commodore VC-20 Commodore 1981
Commodore P500 Commodore 1982
Commodore Pet 8032-32B Commodore 1982
Commodore 64 Commodore August 1982
Commodore SX-64 (240V UK) Commodore 1983
Commodore SX-64 (110v US) Commodore 1983
Commodore Pet 8296-D Commodore 1983
Commodore VIC-20 Commodore 14th May 1983
Commodore 16 Commodore 1984
Commodore Plus 4 Commodore 1984
Commodore C128 Commodore January 1985
Commodore 128D Commodore December 1985
Commodore Amiga 2000 or A2000 Commodore 1986
Commodore Amiga A500 Commodore 1987
Commodore PC-I Commodore 1987
Commodore 64 C Terminator 2 Pack Commodore March 1987
Commodore 64 C Commodore March 1987
Commodore 64 C Hollywood Presents Pack Commodore March 1987
Commodore 64 C German Commodore March 1987
Commodore Amiga A500 Plus Commodore April 1987
Commodore C286-LT Portable Commodore 1990
Commodore C386SX-LT Commodore 1991
Commodore Amiga A600HD Commodore 1992
Commodore Amiga A600 Commodore March 1992
Commodore Amiga A1200 Commodore 21st October 1992
Commodore Amiga CD32 Commodore September 1993

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH2882. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

Commodore Amiga 1500

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