Year of intended launch: 1993
This information is reputed to have come from a hardware beta
tester at Commodore who was actually testing the machine out. He
claimed the machine was originally intended to be launched in
November 1993, retailing at £100 more than the A1200 (about
£500), but due to Commodores funding problems this was not
The machine was based upon a 68020 processor running at either,
25 or 28MHz, and used the AGA chipset. Unlike the A1200 it would
have came in some kind of desktop unit with an external Amiga
keyboard, and include 2MB chip ram and 2MB fast ram, as well as an
80MB hard drive and high density drive as standard. It would have
also used the PCMCIA slot found in the A1200.
In my opinion this sounds like a low-end Walker machine. It's possible that Escom simply
used some of Commodores designs in its production, whilst updating
the power and expandability of the machine.
Last Update: 1/11/2001