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.

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 :-)