Published on Sept. 8, 2017 2017-09-08 in Blog » Hardware
Disclaimer: this blog post is a translation. Original post in french here.
When I got this machine, I didn't know it at all. Much less famous than the Amiga 500 sharing the same platform, it is an unclassifiable machine, at the crossroads between a personal computer, a game console and the a CD-audio player.
- Motorola 68000 at 7,09 MHz (in Europe)
- Graphic chipset OCS/ECS
- 1 MB of RAM
- 512 KiB ROM
- Kickstart 1.3. E + CDTV ROM
- 1x CD player with its "caddie"
- IR remote/controller
I was lucky enough to find this computer in very good condition, but unfortunately I don't have the peripherals that go with it, so I couldn't boot it in Amiga mode or play with it. The device is beautiful, with an almost timeless design. A disc cand be inserted by putting it in a cart first. Using a caddie is like a floppy disk. The machine starts up relatively quickly, and it's easy to select a track on the disk with the front buttons.