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Commodore Relaunches Amiga Brand with Powerful Mini PC

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March 22, 2012 3:07:02 PM

Please don't cause Jay Miner to rollover in his grave.
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March 22, 2012 3:17:49 PM

I am tired of this imbaciles creating a plastic case replicating an original legend and calling it with the name name. After the... Commodore64 Atom PC, now we got Amiga? W T F.

Stop this stupid thing, if you want to create a NEW amiga, go get the best minds out there and create a FREAKING NEW ARCHITECTURE. But hey, even Apple computers are PCs nowadays, so I don't expect such a miracle to happen... :-/
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March 22, 2012 3:25:35 PM

A "gaming PC" boasting a high end i7, 16GBs of RAM and to compliment that they choose a GeForce GT 430? What's more, at the price of $2495? Preposterous.
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Anonymous
March 22, 2012 3:33:15 PM

Hi Jane! It was just precious how you called this little travesty "powerful". So precious!
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March 22, 2012 3:34:16 PM

Oh Please stop milking the name and stop with fatel attempts of capturing old fans by putting out this garbage.
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March 22, 2012 3:47:12 PM

design and size not withstanding, the price is down right ridiculous for what it is. BTW, what ever happened to the Razor Blade laptop?
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March 22, 2012 4:01:05 PM

Tis but thy name that is my enemy;--
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What's Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title:--Romeo, doff thy name;
And for that name, which is no part of thee,
Take all myself.
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Anonymous
March 22, 2012 4:03:38 PM

QrisA "gaming PC" boasting a high end i7, 16GBs of RAM and to compliment that they choose a GeForce GT 430? What's more, at the price of $2495? Preposterous.

A "gaming PC" boasting a Linux distro. Good luck with that.
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March 22, 2012 4:17:48 PM

Although I loved my old Amiga back in the day, the pricing on this machine is preoposterous. Its aimed at hardcore gamers but has a GT430? thats laughable.
I'm amazed that they clearly don't know that the most basic requirement for a gaming PC is that you can swap out the video card.
I guess it would make a good HTPC, but $2500 is way too much for that.
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March 22, 2012 4:37:43 PM

I could build something faster, but slightly bigger... for $1000 less.
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March 22, 2012 4:40:33 PM

teodorehI am tired of this imbaciles creating a plastic case replicating an original legend and calling it with the name name. After the... Commodore64 Atom PC, now we got Amiga? W T F. Stop this stupid thing, if you want to create a NEW amiga, go get the best minds out there and create a FREAKING NEW ARCHITECTURE. But hey, even Apple computers are PCs nowadays, so I don't expect such a miracle to happen... :-/

Then again, you could just not buy it...
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March 22, 2012 4:40:38 PM

can i blow cartridges under my shirt? because i really want to blow cartridges under my shirt...
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March 22, 2012 4:42:28 PM

That case looks like a Mac Mini.
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March 22, 2012 4:45:26 PM

So whens the Atari ST build coming out?

How about a Timex Sinclair 1000 build?
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March 22, 2012 4:54:40 PM

A $2500 gaming pc with a video card that has a street price of $50? Thats not going to fly to far.
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March 22, 2012 5:07:53 PM

Apple lawsuit in 3.... 2....
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March 22, 2012 5:22:14 PM

The case is so aluminumazing!
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March 22, 2012 5:24:52 PM

it would be easier just to get a mac mini and put windows 7 on it .. seriuously this is a total rip off.. and i bet the mac mini would preform better..
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March 22, 2012 5:28:55 PM

andboomerHi Jane! It was just precious how you called this little travesty "powerful". So precious!

I find the word "travesty" you used for this even more precious :D 
As for specs, IMO Jane correctly stated it has comparatively far more powerful CPU & rest of the specs than the original (any) Amiga had back in the days.

With that said, I wish they would release Amiga with original hardware (perhaps only dieshrunk as SoC) it would be instabuy for me! UAE & Amithlon are nice, but I wanna load some old Grapevine disk mag into the real thing again ;(
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March 22, 2012 5:42:58 PM

Jeez, leave it to Commodore to continue demeaning Amiga. As an owner of both an A1000 and A3000 (that later not necessarily the best purchase decision), this headline starts to make my heart leap for a second until I realize what the end of the headline implies... Amiga was a fantabulous machine when released and Commodore quickly ran it into the ground. Unless you're talking about a miraculous new machine (ala the original), for God's sake, please leave its legacy alone.
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March 22, 2012 5:43:30 PM

GT 430 GPU LOL! For ONLY $2500!!
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March 22, 2012 5:56:41 PM

If the name on the front starts with an 'A', you charge 2X the price. If the A is followed by 'miga' (as opposed to 'pple') you 2X again!
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March 22, 2012 6:23:46 PM

Quote:
Elsewhere you've got $GB of DDR3 RAM


Man, too much RAM to show.
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March 22, 2012 6:58:36 PM

You guys can bring over the pizza and beer, I will hook up the three A3000s, 2 A500s and the '060 1200 I have and we can knock out some marble madness, battlechess, bards tale, alien breed and a host of others. Long live the Amiga, not this pretender garbage....
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March 22, 2012 7:00:32 PM

Oh yeah, we can also dig out the two C64s and an C128D... I need a game of loderunner.
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March 22, 2012 7:17:27 PM

ab0tjApple lawsuit in 3.... 2....


Well Apple does give fair warning that few realize. Apple warned Samsung 4 times in 2010 t oavoid litigation but Samsung refused. Either way another Apple clone...heh.
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March 22, 2012 8:38:35 PM

I used to manage one of the largest Amiga distributors back in it's day (InterComputing Inc. in Dallas) and this is just offensive.

CBM management was abusing (and this is being polite) the Commodore and Amiga name back then with unsavory decisions, and now the new owners of the name seem to be following in their steps.
This is nothing but an overpriced custom PC in a designer case and has nothing to do with an "Amiga" computer.


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March 22, 2012 8:49:46 PM

I would like to add my own...ROFLMAO in your face! nice gpu choice. Way to alienate your entire market by not understanding ANYTHING about them.
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March 22, 2012 10:32:13 PM

So what you have here is a marketing company that has no clue about computer technology.
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March 22, 2012 10:53:14 PM

warezmedesign and size not withstanding, the price is down right ridiculous for what it is. BTW, what ever happened to the Razor Blade laptop?


Sadly it was just as ridiculously overpriced.
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March 22, 2012 11:17:33 PM

~no disrespect .. but is this nothing more than a PC with a Amiga badge ? The computer was good because it had one hell of a good operating system back in the day. Maybe it's time to give Hyperion Entertainment a wee bit of support and get this box to its former glory -- and do something about that price! the economy is not what it was!
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March 22, 2012 11:30:23 PM

Those old Amiga fans are now in their late 30's, 40's and have high end pc's which most can't afford(me included), This cut down pc rebadged as an Amiga is a joke, Leave it as a classic as it once was.
Want to create a winner, OS on chip was and still is one of the best ideas in ages from old Amiga days, Almost instant on, Can't pirate it etc etc Amiga was a true hybrid, Both pc and console and it kicked ass in it's day!
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Anonymous
March 22, 2012 11:32:27 PM

I wanna know if this thing sells more than 100 units.
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March 23, 2012 12:08:08 AM

So some company that has nothing to do with the original Commodore hijacks the name, has a nice looking ITX case made, and slaps a zotac motherboard in it.

http://www.zotac.com/index.php?page=shop.product_detail...

Then you pay 20% more than retail to add a limited range of options to it, and somehow this is either innovative or revolutionary. I think not.

The case is so much like a mac mini that they will probably be sued out of existence by Apple.

Other readers comments about a GT430 not suiting a gaming market...very correct. But Commodore has used someone elses prepackaged motherboard....zotac designed the board to make a nice general purpose small form factor system suitable for standard applications not gaming.

I'd love to see a version of the "Agima" able to take a low profile graphics card. Zotac makes another Z68 motherboard with a pci 16x slot,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and team that with something like the sapphire 6670 low profile card. Still wont make a blazing gaming box but it should run most games at medium settings.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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Anonymous
March 23, 2012 12:09:51 AM

I'd be happier if they just built a custom Workbench rom into one of those little 10000-in-1 classic game hookups that I keep seeing in malls.
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March 23, 2012 12:23:32 AM

Jane, maybe you're too young to remember the original, but I don't think I'd want to pay $2500 and see Guru Meditation flashing on my screen again.
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March 23, 2012 3:27:57 AM

pocketdrummerI could build something faster, but slightly bigger... for $1000 less.
I could build something faster for $1800 less.
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March 23, 2012 8:48:06 AM

digitalrazoe~no disrespect .. but is this nothing more than a PC with a Amiga badge ?
You didn't disrespect the REAL Amigas... this "Commdore" company is a fly-by-night company.

I'm not sure how a modern Commodore would be useful or workable... other than promoting and reselling the current Amiga tech... which is still rather piss-poor by todays standards... the Amiga fanatics (I love my Amigas) could have and SHOULD have used standard x86/ATX motherboards... add a custom I/O card and go with that. But NO - they went with some custom CHIP that is a variant of MC.
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March 23, 2012 8:56:05 AM

The Amiga died because Commodore was a very stupid company. Back then, even in my late teens, I could have done a better job with the company.

Amiga was the most powerful PC in the 80s and very early 90s... Windows 3.x made MS-PCs somewhat usable.
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March 23, 2012 9:15:29 AM

Doomed to fail @ $2495 ( just like before) unless you meant $249.50 or even better $24.95
If one was going to pay that price the PC better have spec's as good or better then Alienware.
I loved my Amiga 3000T (I still have it) but is now way outdated.
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March 23, 2012 11:47:06 AM

Intel's Core i7-2700k 3.5 GHz Quad-Core (3.9Ghz Turboboost) CPU + NVIDIA's GeForce GT 430 GPU with 1GB DDR3? What a waste of a cpu. Drop the in a i3 2120 instead and charge $500.00 for it.
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Anonymous
March 25, 2012 2:28:11 AM

Would be better if it had a slightly different case, and a i5-2400s and Radeon HD 7750 single slot with a lower price tag instead of i7 2700k and GT 430. That would be more of a gaming pc.
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Anonymous
March 26, 2012 11:41:27 PM

This is just a normal PC called AMIGA. Look at the OS. It's not the classic Amiga OS. It's a modified Linux-version.
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March 27, 2012 7:08:22 AM

The only reason people would buy it is for nostalgia. If you get a half decent working machine at the same time, cool - people would be happy with that. But beyond that, don't expect any tech enthusiasts or hi-spec gamers to pick up a machine that's for an older generation.

Looks like they forgot who their intended audience was suppose to be =P
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March 27, 2012 9:24:06 PM

On another site I saw a comment where someone said.
"Just imagine if someone today had enough money to develop a gaming computer around an AMD graphics card with an OS optimized for a custom chipset."
We already have that.
It is called an Xbox 360.
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April 1, 2012 9:15:56 AM

O_o ??? Huh?


WHAT kind of rip-off is this? Compact hardware, Okay. GT430 with an i7 and supposed to be a gaming rig???? EPIC FAIL.

Perhaps if they had the OS more tuned into the look and feel of the old Amigas, with a certified emulator for those who want to run the nostalgic programs of yester-year.... Oh wait.... Custom OS, against the market-share of MS.... unless they hire a ton of programmers, or find some great OpenSource stuff that can make good in the retro look and feel.... DOOMED before launch still.

Yeah, in general it might blow away the most powerful 68k based Amiga, but, IF Amiga, and the rest of the home computer market had managed to live with the active numbers from their hey-days.... There might be some very interesting options to PC (or Mac's PC)... Now all we are left with is either someone taking advantage of a name and special application programmable chips to create SoCs of the old hardware as it slowly disappears.

The new C=? hasn't brought their game here, unless its to take advantage of people. Gimme the old hardware made viable and a source to the old software instead of this wannabe.
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