The Amiga 1500 was a variation of the Amiga 2000 that was only available in the U.K. in 1990.
This system came with two internal floppy disk drives (only one for the 2000), but without hard disk and controller card. Nevertheless, it was a true Amiga 2000 that could be easily upgraded. It also featured one of the latest motherboard version (6.2), the ECS chipset and Kickstart 2.04.
Alan Lewis reports to us:
The Commodore Amiga 1500 was bought out with one purpose in life...
A Uk company, Checkmate Digital, had produced an "exapansion" box for the A500. It was a complete new system case for the A500, offering expansion slots/ports, internal storage bayes, etc. Checkmate called it the A1500, and was available as a kit, or pre-assembed complete with A500 computer. And it was quite succesful...
Shortly afterwards, Commodore bought out the A1500. oddly enough, the only difference between an Commodore A1500 and a B2000... the 1500 had an additional floppy drive and a b/w A1500 sticker... the two machines were identical. The B2000 was supposed to have had a hard disk added, but resellers all sold these models as optionals...
Anyone interested in selling a A1500? I''ve been looking for everywhere. Please, if so, I''m willing to negotiate. thanks
Tuesday 4th January 2011
I had bought an A1500 from new, it all came in a box marked a1500, but under the a1500 sticker was a nice shiney A2000 one, so wanting to look even more flash I peeled it off and made out I splashed out even more.
Wednesday 6th September 2006
Mathew Child (UK)
I have one of these! The motherboard is a B2000 R6. The manual says "Amiga 2000 manual", and has a sticker with "Includes A1500".
Wednesday 29th May 2002
Peter Gordon (UK)
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