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Originally Posted by pandy71
For me it is clear - Atari (and Tramiels) at this stage are aware of Amiga existence and they have knowledge abot Amiga (Lorraine) capabilities, they need to create own design in short time to be first o market (RBP)
Mac was already on market so he (Jack) was aiming at Mac:
- 2,5x cheaper
- faster memory access
- more max. memory
- fast ASCI DMA port
- mono monitor: bigger screen, bigger resolution, better refresh rate
- full keyboard
...every aspect of original Mac was improved in ST.
I firmly believe that Mac was primary role model when ST was designed and not Amiga (which was far from finished computer).