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Power Amiga

Developer: Direct Software
Launch date: 1996

In spite of the interesting name, Direct Software's 'Power Amiga' was merely an expanded A1200 in a tower case. Only a small number of machines were sold and within two months of its launch, Direct Software had entered liquidation. Many people lost their money when this happened but the event was quietly ignored by the mainstream press.

Power Amiga Mark 1

Motherboard: A1200
Processor: 68060 accelerator
Memory: 2MB Chip, 20MB Fast RAM
Drives: 3.5 880k disk drive, 1GB hard disk, 8 x CD-ROM
Graphics: Picasso IV graphics card
Display: 14-inch monitor
Expansion Zorro 2 breakout board
Operating System: Kickstart & Workbench 3.1
Price on launch: £1,499

Power Amiga Mark 2

Even before Direct Software had released the first bundle they were already indicating plans to release a second machine. This would use Phase 5's PowerUP PPC 603e card, in conjunction with a 68030/040/60 CPU. It is likely that the Picasso IV board would have been dropped in favour of Phase 5's PPC CyberVision board.

 

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