Commodore Relaunches Amiga Brand with Powerful Mini PC
Commodore is bringing back your old friend, the Amiga.
Last fall, Commodore tugged on our heart-strings with the Commodore 64 and the Commodore 64X, modernized versions of its Commodore 64 keyboard PC. This week, the company has announced the revival of the Amiga brand with the unveiling of a new small form factor gaming PC.
Dubbed the Amiga Mini PC, this machine packs quite the punch despite its diminutive size. The Amiga Mini PC boasts Intel's Core i7-2700k 3.5 GHz Quad-Core (3.9Ghz Turboboost) CPU, 16GB RAM DDR3, NVIDIA's GeForce GT 430 GPU with 1GB DDR3, 1 TB SATA drive (optional 300 GB or 600 GB SSD), two WiFi antennae, Bluetooth, a slot load Blu-Ray drive, and internal space for two 2.5-inch hard drives. All of this is packed inside a box that measures 7.6-inches square, stands only 3-inches tall, and features an all aluminum seamless housing that's micro-sandblasted with an anodic oxidation finish.
Of course, a machine like this doesn't come cheap. Configured to the specs above, the Amiga Mini will set you back a massive $2495. Of course, you could always buy the chassis and Blu-ray player alone for $345 and pretend you have the fully-loaded version. We won't tell, promise!
For those that can't get enough of the Commodore 64 design, Commodore is updating the C64X today, too. The C64X now features Intel's new D2700 dual core 2.13 Ghz CPU and Nvidia's GeForce GT 520 (512 MB) graphics for enhanced gaming capability. Elsewhere you've got $GB of DDR3 RAM, a 1 or 3 GB SATA drive (300 or 600 Gb SSD optional), a mechanical keyboard, a built in multi-card reader, WiFi, Bluetooth, VGA, DVI and HDMI output, 7.1 channel high definition sound, 2 USB 3.0 and 4 USB 2.0 ports, a slot loading Blu-ray drive that can also write DVDs, and 2 WiFi antennae. It costs $1295.
Gamers that want the best of both worlds can get the specs of the C64X in the body of an Amiga Mini for $995.