Amiga 3000T

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Commodore Amiga 3000T
Type Personal computer
Release date 1991; 26 years ago (1991)
Discontinued 1992
Operating system Amiga OS 2.0
CPU Motorola 68030 @ 25 MHz or 68040 @ 25MHz
Memory MB, expandable to 18 MB[1]

The Amiga 3000T is a computer manufactured by Commodore. It is closely related to the Amiga 3000, although it came in a tower case which offers greater expandability. The case for the prototype, the 3500, was derived from Commodore's PC compatible line.[2][3]

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 can be used to add a PowerPC processor.

The A3000T has a variety of drive bays – two 3.5-inch drives and one 5.25-inch half-height drive, mounted horizontally; and two 5.25-inch half-height drives mounted vertically. Inside, behind these bays, 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 drives in the A3000T.

The A3000T's specifications closely resemble the horizontal-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 of which is inline with the video slot, and four 16-bit ISA slots (passive), two of which are inline with Zorro slots (activated with bridgeboards).[4][2]

At introduction, the retail price of an Amiga 3000[clarification needed] system could exceed $5000, 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]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Amiga 3000T specifications - retrieved 14 October 2011
  2. ^ a b "Amiga Hardware Database - Amiga 3000T". Amiga.resource.cx. Retrieved 2016-12-18. 
  3. ^ "A3500 - Commodore". Big Book of Amiga Hardware. Retrieved 2016-12-18. 
  4. ^ "A3000T - Commodore". Big Book of Amiga Hardware. Retrieved 2016-12-18.