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This Computer looks quite interesting to me. I think it must have very low energy consumption. There should be a price named! Maybe I would buy it!

http://www.commodoreusa.net/amigo.html

P.S. It should be a nicely designed low energy consumption Box! When the Keyboard gets damaged you should be capable to just replace the Keyboard by a new USB Keyboard!

P.P.S.

The Commodore guys should buy NatAmi end release it

Posted on: 2010/5/1 7:44
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CPU: Fanless Xcore86 1Ghz “Device on Chip”
BIOS: AMI BIOS
RAM: 512MB DDR2 onboard
Storage: 1 IDE for 2.5 inch internal, 2 x SD external
LAN: 10/100 Mbps r6040 NIC
WIFI: Optional WIFI module available (802.11 b/g)
3G Network Optional 3G module
Video: Integrated 1280 x 1024 with 128 MB dedicated video RAM VGA out, Composite out and SVHS out
Audio: Hi Definition Audio, Stereo speaker, Digital Array Mic: Audio Jack Audio in and out
I/O: Enhanced IDE Interface x1, USB 2.0 x 2, RS232 x 1
OS: Microsoft Windows XP, Linux

Hopefully we'll be able to get AROS onto this machine as standard. I'm pushing hard for it. Let's see what happens.

The machine will probably retail around $100US. Maybe slightly more.

I am pretty sure you can use an external keyboard if you want, but actually changing the keyboard component is as feasible as it would be for an A500. ie. not really.

Commodore will also be releasing a low cost tablet and netbook based on this spec, so it would be really great to get AROS on it.

I think this is a nice cheap machine. With the wireless option I could see myself doing standard def video streaming with it quite inexpensively. It has composite out too for your standard TVs.

What is really interesting is that it runs entirely off SD card. It's a doddle to change the SD card for an entirely different OS.

Disclaimer: I am Commodore USA's technical adviser. The opinions expressed here are purely my own.

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About Natami.
Let them finish one first.
I would love to see Natami mass produced with an ASIC rather FPGA.

Posted on: 2010/5/1 8:55
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Nice! A good and cheap and very energy efficient Computer.. that's what I need!

P.S. Can I get one and pay via PayPal. I live in Germany and do not have a Credit Card but I could pay with PayPal!


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Lets hope they speak to me about the HDAudio driver first.

This is only free to users building their own hardware, not to competitors of iMica. However, I am always happy to talk and encourage widespread use of Aros. However, if people are to make money from my investment then a small contribution to the cost seems fair.

Oh, and 1ghz will suck if you want to run AmiBridge.

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Quote:

QBit1000 wrote:
This Computer looks quite interesting to me. I think it must have very low energy consumption. There should be a price named! Maybe I would buy it!

http://www.commodoreusa.net/amigo.html

P.S. It should be a nicely designed low energy consumption Box! When the Keyboard gets damaged you should be capable to just replace the Keyboard by a new USB Keyboard!

P.P.S.

The Commodore guys should buy NatAmi end release it


Hehe, seems to be based on Gecko Edubook: http://www.norhtec.com/products/gecko/index.html

I like the dark look, also nice small and silent, but as said in this review:

http://www.liliputing.com/2010/01/nor ... dows-xp-wattos-video.html

"...that’s the cool part. Here’s the less cool part: It’s slow. Very, very slow."


IMHO it's not a very good Amiga-super-performance-style follower :)

--LuKe

Posted on: 2010/5/2 5:25

Edited by LuKeJerry on 2010/5/2 5:48:24
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Quote:

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"...that’s the cool part. Here’s the less cool part: It’s slow. Very, very slow."

IMHO it's not a very good Amiga-super-performance-style follower :)


That's where a small footprint operating system like AROS may jump in. Windows and Linux would be overkill for a so underpowered machine but, as Steve already pointed out, it won't likely be enough fast for amiga games emulation.

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The Amigo is extremely low-end cheap hardware.
The Commodore Phoenix is the high-end flagship product.

The Amigo hardware specs actually make AROS quite a compelling option, and would give AROS an opportunity to play to its strengths and shine in comparison to the other OS options for the machine.

I am quite looking forward to seeing how the emu performs.
I would be interested in knowing if WinUAE emulation performance is significantly better and if so, by how much?

Posted on: 2010/5/2 8:46
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