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Old 02 November 2018, 17:03   #1
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Which one to keep A500 rev 5 or A2000 rev 6?

Hi! New here and have a question right of the bat. I grew up back in the day with my dad's old Amiga 2000 which he gave to me cause he switched to a Windows 95 pc.

Out of nostalgia i've recently acquired an A500 with a rev 5 motherboard. A week later i found another A2000 with a Rev 6 motherboard which i could buy for a really nice price. Now i'm at the point that i want to focus on one system but i'm not sure which one?

I'm an experienced modder with experience in creating pcb's. Both Amiga's are as stock as can be. The A2000 doesn't have any expansions and neither does the A500.

My main purpose will probably be WHDLoad. Any advice in which one would be better to keep and start modding?
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Old 02 November 2018, 17:17   #2
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I'd definitely choose the A2000! I have one loaded with lots of stuff myself :-)
It's one of the ugliest Amiga's family member but it's easily expandable, has a lot of space inside and... to me still looks nice! ;-)
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I would keep the A500. Takes up less space, and looks nice.
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A2000 without hesitation.
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All about which you prefer... (and desk space)
They are both mostly identical when it comes to compatibility.
Yes, the A2000 is more expandable technically because of the bog box.
But there are a lot of A500 expansions nowadays.
(ACA, Vampire, etc)

All things the same, I would keep the A500, but my first Amiga was an A500. ;-)
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The A2000 is a far superior machine.
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Old 03 November 2018, 04:12   #8
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vampire works in A2K also fyi not that im promoting
but i have many A2K's now and 500's i had a 500 as my first amiga also but today i like the A2K due to expansions it can hold
and desk space isnt that important not like you cant put the A2K on the floor etc doesnt have to sit on the desk if thats a issue

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Old 03 November 2018, 04:40   #9
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Originally Posted by Hewitson View Post
The A2000 is a far superior machine.
It's an almost identical machine. Just the A500 with slots. ;-)
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