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COMMODORE INTRODUCES VERTICAL VERSION OF ITS AMIGA (TM)
...New Multimedia Workstation Combines Power With Expansion
West Chester, PA. -- August 21, 1991 -- Commodore Business
Machines, Inc.. has introduced the Amiga 3000T, a full-height
"Vertical" version of its Amiga 3000. The A3000T provides users
with built-in expansion capabilities without the need for external
"The A3000T represents the next wave of A3000 technology," said
David Archambault, director of business markets, Commodore Business
Machines, Inc. "it is a multimedia workstation that combines all
the capabilities of the A3000 with an unprecedented level of
expandability and power."
The A3000T supports a variety of drive bays -- two 3.5-inch
drives; one 5.25-inch half-height drive,mounted horizontally; and
two 5.25-inch half-height drives, mounted vertically. Inside,
behind these drives, there is space for two more internal 5.25-inch
half-height drives. The available drive bays make it possible to
internally install up to seven devices in the A3000T.
The workstation's expansion slots include a fast slot for a
68040 accelerator, a video slot for internal video devices, up to
five Amiga/Zorro III slots (depending on configuration of
peripherals), and four Bridgeport PC Slots (depending on
configuration of peripherals).
The A3000T includes its own built-in speaker, which handles most
ordinary sound requirements. It also has a new high-resolution two
button mouse. Commodore supplies an extra-long mouse cable to reach
from the floor-standing unit to the user's desktop.
Power and hard-disk lights, an on/off switch and a key switch
are located on the outside of the case. The key switch locks the
mouse and keyboard to prevent unauthorized access.
The Amiga 3000T is powered by a 25 MHZ Motorola 68030 CPU on the
motherboard, with a 68882 math coprocessor. The standard
configuration features a 100 MB (18ms) hard disk drive, autoboot
hard disk controller, and a 3.5-inch 880K floppy disk drive. Two
megabytes of 32 bit RAM are standard; memory can be internally
expanded to 18 MB of RAM on the motherboard. The 32-bit bus
architecture also allows the high- speed transfer of large amounts
of information between devices.
"The A3000T is a power user's delight," Archambault said. "It
contains all the new features of the A3000, plus more room for
expansion than the A2000 and A3000 combined."
Amiga 3000T workstations are available now to developers.
Dealers will have units shortly. Customer shipments will begin in
October, 1991. The retail price for an A3000T with 100 MB hard disk
is $4498.00. The price with 200 MB hard disk drive is $4998.00.
Photos and Product sheets available upon request.