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Old 20 January 2015, 19:46   #14
StingRay
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I think thats rather harsh.
I don't think so as I actually have the same opinion.

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The 1200 was a good compromise on hardware and cost. I'm sure Commodore specifically wanted to keep the 1200 down to the 399 price point that they dominated so successfully with the 500. Improvements to the sound and a high density floppy would have been nice but would have pushed the price up.
I liked my A1200 when I bought it back in 1992 but rose-tinted glasses aside it was nothing more than a "pimped" A500 with a faster CPU and more bitplanes.

68030 CPUs were rather cheap in 1992 already so they could have (optionally) used that one instead of the 68020. The biggest mistake IMHO though was to sell it without any fastram. 32 bit CPU and chipram only sure makes sense, not! There should have been a better/faster blitter and also a hardware c2p since bitplane mode is way too slow when dealing with 8 bitplanes. And good old Paula definitely should have been improved too!
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