Amiga 3000T

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Commodore Amiga 3000T
Type Personal computer
Release date 1991
Discontinued 1992
Operating system Amiga OS 2.0
CPU Motorola 68030 @ 25 MHz or 68040 @ 25MHz
Memory 5 MB, expandable to 18 MB[1]

The Amiga 3000T was a computer manufactured by Commodore. It is closely related to the Amiga 3000, although it came in a tower case which offered greater expandability. The case was derived from Commodore's PC compatible line.[2]

Like the desktop variant it is based upon, the A3000T has a CPU FAST slot which allows for processor upgrades. Later models were offered with a 68040 CPU in this slot, and third-party upgrades could be used to add a PowerPC processor.

The A3000T has 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 A3000T's specifications closely resemble the desktop-cased Amiga 3000, but the motherboard has been heavily redesigned. As a result, the expansion slot layout is more like the Amiga 2000's with five Zorro III slots, one inline with the video slot, and four 16-bit ISA slots (passive), two of which are online with Zorro slots.[3][4]

The Amiga 3000's retail price could exceed $5000 at introduction, depending on configuration.[citation needed] As a result of its high price and poor marketing, the machine did not sell in great numbers.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Amiga 3000T specifications - retrieved 14 October 2011
  2. ^ "Its case was taken from Commodore's PC line and its motherboard had slightly different layout". Amiga.resource.cx. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  3. ^ Big Book of Amiga Hardware: Amiga 3000T - retrieved 8 May 2011
  4. ^ "retrieved 8 May 2011". Amiga.resource.cx. Retrieved 2013-07-24.