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Offline TuKo

Re: How many amigas were built ?
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2016, 06:01:16 PM »
Quote from: matt3k;810271
Wonder what the breakout is of each model, that would be interesting to know...


http://www.amigahistory.plus.com/sales.html
 

Offline Nlandas

Re: How many amigas were built ?
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2016, 09:16:45 PM »
Quote from: Iggy;810265
Its simple, there were a lot of other options that were less expensive.
At the time, except for gaming, the additional features of the Amiga chipset were of limited utility.


I don't agree with that myself at the time Macintosh was extremely expensive and PC wasn't that much better. (PC cloning ultimately lowered the cost.) Both of the other platforms which had abysmal graphics and limited sound at the time and were crippled with at best cooperative multitasking or no multitasking at all.

The Amiga quite simple offered a platform that was equivalent to most of what a modern PC offers with far less horse power required. At a very competitive cost. The fact that Commodore failed to sell millions of units in the US was simply do to marketing them in the wrong locations with the wrong message.

I believe that the reason Amiga failed was a complete lack of vision by Commodore Management that really didn't know how to compete in the developing computer industry market. The needed to allow cloning and market two series of computers and a gaming system. A productivity business series, a home users educational system, and a gaming entertainment system. Commodore sort of had this with the model break but they did a horrible job of marketing it.

-Nyle
I think, Therefore - Amiga....
 

Offline kreciu

Re: How many amigas were built ?
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2016, 10:26:49 PM »
I need to find prices for A4000/040 25Mhz vs. Quadra 650... just to see... a difference.

EDIT: A4000 040/25Mhz US $3,699

http://www.oldcomputers.net/amiga4000.html

Quadra 650 US$3250

http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_quadra/specs/mac_quadra_650.html

... and what software could be run on Amiga vs. Mac?

EDIT2: When I started to get interested in ClassicMac's Amiga stopped being for me "the One" - Please don't ban me from forum ;)
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Offline TheMagicM

Re: How many amigas were built ?
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2016, 10:49:12 PM »
Quote from: kreciu;810277


EDIT2: When I started to get interested in ClassicMac's Amiga stopped being for me "the One" - Please don't ban me from forum ;)


Honestly, when Windows 95 came out, it took alot of my time away from the Amiga.  It could do so much more at a time than my A2k, A3k.  I still loved using them, but everything just got faster and looked "more modern" when Win 95 came out.
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