Originally posted by Antiriad
Releasing the A1200 in 1990/1991 would definitely have been the best bet. It should have been an AGA spec 030/040 based machine around a built in CD drive (to get round pirating as cd burners were few at the time) with an external disk drive and external SCSI port for harddrives etc. That way it would have stayed ahead of the SNES and Megadrive, which was the bare minimum if you ask me.
Antiriad surely you must be joking! Releasing the AGA Amiga 1200 in 1990/91 with an 030 or 040 with a CD drive would have been incredibly expensive at the time. Not only to develop but to sell as well. All those great features would have forced the price to well over £1000 no problem. So much for it being an entry-level machine. The only way Commodore could sell this monster of a machine to joe public would be to sell it at a hugely reduced price. Commodore would have gone bust in a matter of weeks if they had followed this route.