Released in 1987, the Amiga 500 “was the first ‘low-end’ Commodore Amiga 16/32-bit multimedia home/personal computer.” It featured a Motorola 68000 microprocessor (7.15909-MHz), 512 KiB of Chip RAM, OCS chipset, Planar graphics, and a double-density floppy disk drive. Videos after the jump.
The original A500 proved to be Commodore’s best-selling Amiga model, enjoying particular success in Europe. Although popular with hobbyists, arguably its most widespread use was as a gaming machine, where its advanced graphics and sound were of significant benefit. In October 1989, the A500 was bundled with the Batman Pack, which was sold in the United Kingdom