AMIGA PC DEVELOPER MACHINE
|Developer: Hi-Torro/Amiga Corp.
Planned Launch: June 1984
Two months before Commodore bought Amiga Inc. and one month before Atari
suspended funding on the Amiga project a press release announced the release
of an Amiga PC developer machine (Amiga PC was the official title for the
prototype). It is unlikely that the Amiga PC Developer machine was ever
completed, but it proves that Amiga Inc. were intending to provide developers
with a method of writing software that would be ready for the Amiga PC
consumer launch (planned for the 4th quarter of 1984).
Amiga PC images
In the year 2000, prototype models of the original Commodore developer
machine were revealed. These provide new information on the pre-Commodore
Amiga design. Although they are not of the Amiga PC itself, they are the
only remaining evidence of the original plans for the machine.
The following images are provided by Cameron Kaiser of The
Secret Weapons of Commodore and Ryan E. A. Czerwinski of Merlancia.
Reproduced with permission.
Portrait (63K) | Ports
Closeup (47K) Developer
Box - side view (17.5K)
For more information on the subjects mentioned on this page, check
out these pages:
Amiga Lorraine prototype | Amiga
1000 machine | Amiga History: 1984
Last Update: 1/11/2001