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Old 29 February 2008, 14:47   #1
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Question From a collectors POV

What would you rather go for?

A boxed original Commodore A1200
A boxed original Amiga Technologies A1200


I can't decide which tbh, there's not that much in it price wise although the AT 1200 would be NOS which is kind of nice I guess and were a limited run? (I presume less of those were made than the OEM C= version.

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Old 29 February 2008, 15:03   #2
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Old 29 February 2008, 15:58   #3
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I'd pick Commodore.
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Old 29 February 2008, 16:00   #4
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Neither. You have enough already
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Old 29 February 2008, 16:25   #5
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AT, cause it comes with Kick 3.1
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Old 29 February 2008, 18:27   #7
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Aren't the floppy drives a bit dodgy in the AT A1200s though? As in they have trouble running games that have use non-DOS loading systems and stuff?
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Old 29 February 2008, 18:31   #8
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Aren't the floppy drives a bit dodgy in the AT A1200s though? As in they have trouble running games that have use non-DOS loading systems and stuff?

Ahhh, but who in the 21st century plays games from floppies??
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Old 29 February 2008, 18:34   #9
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Okay, you've got me on that one
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Old 29 February 2008, 18:37   #10
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Ahhh, but who in the 21st century plays games from floppies??
Me, but only some multi-part C64 games. One-filer from a SD card.
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Old 29 February 2008, 21:28   #12
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Id go for the AT 1200.
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Old 29 February 2008, 23:48   #13
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Machine aside for a moment, I've noticed (online auction) that machines in the original C= boxes seem to be of more value to collectors.

The AT boxes were rather garish to be honest.
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Ahhh, but who in the 21st century plays games from floppies??
me it always brings back a sense of realism to how things used to be I guess


Anywho thinking back I had the 'Computer Combat' pack A1200 back in 1994 so really after one of those.

The AT produced stuff - is that using OEM commodore components/boards/casing or they based on newly produced stuff around that time done by Escom? I know the disc drives were a bit of a lemon but I could live with that if necessary as I'd run everything off CF

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The AT produced stuff - is that using OEM commodore components/boards/casing or they based on newly produced stuff around that time done by Escom? I know the disc drives were a bit of a lemon but I could live with that if necessary as I'd run everything off CF

Well, as far as I know, they produced new cases. This might help to prevent yellowing.

Im not sure about the boards. I sold a towered AT 1200 board in 2001 and cant remember. But they used Kick 3.1 roms.



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Merry Christmas.
I literally laughed out loud at that, sadly.
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Hmmm, made me think:

C= A1200 without a moment's thought...
...but having read the (unexpectedly) divided opinion I have to ask myself. 'why?'
No good reason, but I'd still prefer a C= one.
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So that's AT then, Mick?
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So that's AT then, Mick?
Im not sure...I read something about Commodore between the lines.
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