Released in March 1987, the Commodore Amiga 2000 is a multi-featured business machine based on the MC68000 CPU. The A2000 features OCS hardware graphics, PCM stereo sound, multitasking, and a GUI. The model was discontinued in 1991, shortly after Commodore released the Amiga 3000. The A2000 is a very expandable computer and the first Amiga with a Zorro II bus. It was designed with an open architecture, something that led several government organizations, such as NASA, to use it for various tasks.
Released in mid-1990, the Commodore Amiga 3000 is a 32-bit high-end business machine featuring the MC68030, ECS graphics, a revision of the AmigaOS, and a standard VGA output. A3000 is fully compatible with old Amigas and can be seen as the ‘dream machine’ of every Amiga user, the only con is that it can’t run AGA software.
Released in October 1992, Amiga 1200 was sold for £399 in the UK and $599 in the United States. A1200 was one of the best home micros of all time featuring 24-bit graphics, a 32-bit architecture, and the new 3.0/3.1 operating system. The computer was in production even after Commodore’s demise, until 1996.
The Commodore Amiga CD32 is a 32-bit game console released in September of 1993 in Europe. It was also released in Canada, Australia, and Brazil. Initially, the system sold well in Europe, and managed to gain a 50% share of the UK’s CD-ROM-based market. Later, 30,000 CD32 units, that were produced to be sold in the US, were seized in the Philippines due to a lawsuit. This was devastating news for Commodore’s fragile cash flows. The console was discontinued in April, 1994.
Released in 1992, Falcon 030 was Atari's last computer. Falcon was well ahead of its time by featuring the 68030 CPU plus the powerfull 56001 DSP from Motorolla, and by offering 24-bit graphics and 8 stereo PCM channels (50 kHz ). Falcon was more expensive than its main competitor Amiga 1200 and sold not too many units.