2000 was released in 1987
at around the same time as the Amiga 500
. It was the high-end model in the range, coming with a separate keyboard
and a huge desktop case
with plenty of Zorro
slots for expansion. Based on the same Motorola 68000
processor as the 500, there wasn't really that much to justify the extra price other than market position
. The 2000 still forms the basis of many Video Toaster
systems and has the look of a computer that you could plug in and expect to find still working if you came back 15 years later.
A variant, the 2500, was released in the US in 1989. It added a 68020 (later a 68030) CPU and a hard drive (originally ST 506, later SCSI) controller and drive.