Processor: MC68000 @ 7.16 MHz (NTSC) Memory: 4 MB FastRAM (add-on modules) + 2MB ChipRAM (memory that can be used as video and music memory); expandable to 10 MB Operating System: Amiga OS v2.04 Drives: Hard disk drive: IDE 80 MB, Floppy disk drive: 3 1/2"(capacity 880 KB for AmigaOS disk, 720 KB for MS-DOS) Screen: 14"; colour screen Graphics: resolution from 320 x 200 (only for games) to 1280 x 512; Max. 4096 colours; output signal is compatible with the TV signal
The Commodore Amiga 500 Plus is an enhanced version of the original Amiga 500 computer. It was notable for introducing new versions of Kickstart and Workbench, and for some minor improvements in the custom chips, known as the Enhanced Chip Set. Together with its predecessor, the A500, it is was the best selling Amiga, mainly due to the relatively low price and wide availability. Compared to Personal Computers at the time, it had better sound and graphics capabilities, but lacked processor performance. This made it popular for gaming, whereas number crunching and visualization was done on competing IBM compatible PCs and Macintoshes.