The Amiga came along at a time when I felt I had outgrown the Acorn range of machines, the Electron User group was being taken over by someone else and Commodore had gone bust. The machine was going for a song...

The Amiga 1200 had a multitasking operating system similar (and in my opinion better) to Acorn Archimedes range of machines. It also offered new challenges such as Internet access.

Upgrades for this machine include a Blizzard 020 accelerator with 4Mb of RAM which was eventually replaced by a Blizzard 030 with 8Mb of RAM and a CD ROM drive which plugged into the PCMCIA slot.

Unfortunately this machine soon bite the dust, it just didn't have the oomph required for the 'net. with a decent screen resolution you were limited to 256 colours and a modem speed of 14.4K. So I'm afraid to say it gave way to a 486 by myself from individual components.

Amiga 1200
Analogic 030 40Mhz accelerator board with 64Mb RAM (this is what's in the amiga now)
Blizzard 020 accelerator board
Blizzard 030 accelerator board
Archos/Zappo PCMCIA CD ROM Drive with CD32 emulation
Amiga 1200 Internet ready

I can't resist this - my scientific calculator a commodore SR1800 ! circa 1976, and it still works :-)