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Commodore Relaunches Amiga Brand with Powerful Mini PC

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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.

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    Qris , March 22, 2012 3:25 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 PM
    Hi Jane! It was just precious how you called this little travesty "powerful". So precious!
  • 12 Hide
    coreym72 , March 22, 2012 3:07 PM
    Please don't cause Jay Miner to rollover in his grave.
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  • 12 Hide
    coreym72 , March 22, 2012 3:07 PM
    Please don't cause Jay Miner to rollover in his grave.
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    teodoreh , March 22, 2012 3:17 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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    Qris , March 22, 2012 3:25 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 PM
    Hi Jane! It was just precious how you called this little travesty "powerful". So precious!
  • 9 Hide
    jaber2 , March 22, 2012 3:34 PM
    Oh Please stop milking the name and stop with fatel attempts of capturing old fans by putting out this garbage.
  • 5 Hide
    warezme , March 22, 2012 3:47 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?
  • 4 Hide
    ta152h , March 22, 2012 4:01 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 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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    niz , March 22, 2012 4:17 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.
  • 7 Hide
    pocketdrummer , March 22, 2012 4:37 PM
    I could build something faster, but slightly bigger... for $1000 less.
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    lamorpa , March 22, 2012 4:40 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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    aoneone , March 22, 2012 4:40 PM
    can i blow cartridges under my shirt? because i really want to blow cartridges under my shirt...
  • 7 Hide
    Anonymous , March 22, 2012 4:42 PM
    That case looks like a Mac Mini.
  • 7 Hide
    spookyman , March 22, 2012 4:45 PM
    So whens the Atari ST build coming out?

    How about a Timex Sinclair 1000 build?
  • 6 Hide
    bucknutty , March 22, 2012 4:54 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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    ab0tj , March 22, 2012 5:07 PM
    Apple lawsuit in 3.... 2....
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    lamorpa , March 22, 2012 5:22 PM
    The case is so aluminumazing!
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    goodguy713 , March 22, 2012 5:24 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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    amigafan , March 22, 2012 5:28 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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    tdenton1138 , March 22, 2012 5:42 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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