Motorola MC68000 at 7.16MHz
OS 1.0 / 1.3
880Kb floppy disk
Interface for memory expansion and
3.5" or 5.25" floppy or harddisk
4 channel stereo sound
Serial, Parallel, RGB, Mouse
and Joystick ports.
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The Amiga 1000 was the first Amiga to be produced, being introduced to the USA in October 1985 and shortly afterwards to the
rest of the world. It featured a Motorola 68000 processor running at 7.14MHz clock speed, 256 Kilobytes of Random Access
Memory (RAM), the Initial Chip Set (ICS), and the original Zorro slot (Zorro I) packaged in a neat, compact desktop case
similar to that being used for the Commodore C128, except it offered the unique feature of a "keyboard garage" at
the front of the machine, below the slot for the double-density floppy disk drive that used a proprietary disk format. The
entire AmigaDOS operating system came on a single floppy disk, with the essential routines (the Kernal) being stored in
upgradeable Read-Only Memory (ROM).