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View Poll Results: Worst Amiga model ever
A1000 13 3.56%
A500 6 1.64%
A500+ 53 14.52%
A600 93 25.48%
A2000 10 2.74%
A3000 (desktop) 3 0.82%
A4000 (desktop) 5 1.37%
A1200 4 1.10%
A3000 (tower) 0 0%
A4000 (tower) 3 0.82%
Odd numbers (A1500, A2500) 28 7.67%
CD32 34 9.32%
CDTV 49 13.42%
None, they are all perfect 64 17.53%
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Old 14 July 2011, 12:21   #1
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Worst Amiga model ever

Snatched this poll from over at Amibay, thought it was a fun initiative by mjnurney.

So which is your least favourite Amiga model, and why?

Like I said over there I have trouble choosing between A500+ and A600, but atleast the 500+ has a full set of keys so the 600 it is for me.
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Old 14 July 2011, 12:46   #2
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Like I said over there I have trouble choosing between A500+ and A600, but atleast the 500+ has a full set of keys so the 600 it is for me.
Second that evaluation
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Old 14 July 2011, 12:46   #3
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Snatched this poll from over at Amibay, thought it was a fun initiative by mjnurney.

So which is your least favourite Amiga model, and why?

Like I said over there I have trouble choosing between A500+ and A600, but atleast the 500+ has a full set of keys so the 600 it is for me.
Have to say none, I like every single Amiga model.

Theres no "none" option, .
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Old 14 July 2011, 12:59   #4
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Amiga CDTV. Lovely looking but no HD controller on stock machine puts it bottom of the ladder.
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Old 14 July 2011, 13:02   #5
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cant vote over there, still can`t vote here

wheres the broken amiga option ???
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Old 14 July 2011, 13:33   #6
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cant vote over there, still can`t vote here

wheres the broken amiga option ???
Assuming they're all working ofcourse

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Second that evaluation
I'm not surprised. We usually think the same way regarding these things
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Old 14 July 2011, 13:53   #7
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I'm gonna go with the A1000 and its 256K RAM and Kickstart 1.2.

Runner up will be the A600 due poor expandability, can't even put some fastmem in it, though I like its case size and design more than any other Amiga. I wish the A1200 looked like that.
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Old 14 July 2011, 14:00   #8
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I think you can put fast ram in A600 via PCMCIA slot.
Anyways... I like them all, so I can't vote
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I'm gonna go with the A1000 and its 256K RAM and Kickstart 1.2.
Imo they were almost there with the A1000 and perfected it with the A500. But yeah, the 1000 seem a bit awkward to use indeed. There's KS1.3 for it though.

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Runner up will be the A600 due poor expandability, can't even put some fastmem in it, though I like its case size and design more than any other Amiga. I wish the A1200 looked like that.
I may interest you in the following thread then: http://www.amibay.com/showthread.php?t=570

Sooo cool hack!
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I've always thought the PCMCIA shared the same bus as the chipmem, and that any RAM there would effectively turn into slowmem.


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Imo they were almost there with the A1000 and perfected it with the A500. But yeah, the 1000 seem a bit awkward to use indeed. There's KS1.3 for it though.

I may interest you in the following thread then: http://www.amibay.com/showthread.php?t=570

Sooo cool hack!
Yeah I've seen that one crazy mod job.
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Old 14 July 2011, 15:32   #11
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The A600 is getting the least amount of lovin' so far. Interresting.
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Still waiting for the "none" option to be added to the poll.
*Looks around for TCD*
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... hmm?
Oh, added just for you FOL
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Old 14 July 2011, 16:24   #14
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Heh, clicked on the 'none' option.

WRT the A600; while I can see the annoyance of not having a numpad, I still love the machine for its compactness. I've labelled my floppy collection accordingly, so I know which will work in what machine and can flit between A500, A600 or A1200 depending on what mood I'm in.

It's an interesting poll, though
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Old 14 July 2011, 16:46   #15
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I can see a lot of A600 haters without a cause... I would choose cute little A600 over those outdated, large, ugly models (like A500/2000/2500) anytime, not just for esthetic reasons. It's easy to hook up to internet, install CF disk, optical drives etc. Try that on those "glorious" oldies or CDTV, it won't be hassle free as you will need dedicated pieces of hardware. Besides A600 was fun to carry, could fit in small backpack.
AFAIR there were some external cases for A600 which allowed you to use DIN keyboard.
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Old 14 July 2011, 17:14   #16
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There are no worst Amiga models. They are all beige and awesome! They all have custom chips, noisy floppy drives and all play State Of The Art. So... next poll please!

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Old 14 July 2011, 17:21   #17
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I voted 500+ because the model confused people with its game incompatibilities and hurt Amiga sales. Many voted A600 but that machine was small and cute. It should have kept its original name A300 and cost 100 or 200 pounds. Then it would have sold a ton!
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Old 14 July 2011, 17:47   #18
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At release: A600 (shouldn't have been released at all, instead they should have released the A1200 with 1 MB chip ram option).

Today, A600 is nice as it's the smallest model and quite easy to expand.
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I also voted a600, though it was a tough call between it and the 500+.
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