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The Best Things Come In Small Packages
« on: March 21, 2012, 01:22:23 PM »
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http://www.commodoreusa.net//CUSA_AMIGAmini.aspx

The Best Things Come In Small Packages

The wait for our first Commodore AMIGA model is finally over, and it's been worth the wait. The new Commodore AMIGA mini is a tiny powerhouse, featuring one of the fastest i7 Quad Core processors on the market. Made of 100% aluminum and presented in silver or black, it is slick and eye-catching in appearance. Equally as good sitting beside a computer monitor on your desk as it is in any living room, the new AMIGA mini is perfect for use as either a Home Theater System, a Workstation or as a gaming machine.

The new Commodore AMIGA mini case is ultra small and is made of 100% all aluminum housing, finished by sandblasting and anodic oxidation. It also includes a slot load Blu-Ray drive and internal space for two 2.5" hard drives. It measures 7.5 inches square, with a height of only 3 inches. There is no end to its placement possibilities.

The AMIGA mini includes an engraved AMIGA logo (front) and Commodore logo (top) as well as a metallic Commodore badge on the front.

   
*The Outstanding Features of the AMIGA mini**

The Commodore AMIGA mini comes with: ****
A massive 16 Gigs of fast DD3 memory.
Integrated nVidia Geforce GT 430 Graphics with 1 Gig of DD3 memory.
The ability to drive 3 monitors displays.
HDMI, 2-Dual DVI and DisplayPort output. (includes VGA adaptor)
7.1 channel high definition sound.
6 Gb/s SATA for incredibly fast HD reads.
4 USB 3.0 and 4 USB 2.0 ports for exceptional external data access.
A slot loading Blu-ray drive that can also write DVDs.
2 WiFi antennae for outstanding signal reception.
A 1 Tb Hard Disk to store video and personal data.
Optional 300 or 600 Gb SSD drive for lightning quick load times.


SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICES and FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE.
(Limited time only)

AMIGA mini
Barebones   AMIGA mini

**Case and chassis.*    **
**Black
**Silver

**Commodore OS Vision pre-installed plus 2 restore discs.*      
**Motherboard with Intel Intel i7-2700k 3.5 Ghz Quad-Core CPU*      
**NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 430 GPU with 1GB DDR3.*      
**16Gb Memory (DDR3 1333MHz)      
**Blu-Ray Drive (slot load)      
**WiFi(802.11 b/g/n) with 2 Antennae      
**Hard Drive: Regular SATA HD or SSD options.
**Solid State Drives are Intel SSD320 Series.      
**1Tb Serial ATA Hard Drive
**300Gb Solid State Drive [Add $495]
**600Gb Solid State Drive [Add $995]

Price*(USD)**   
$345 - Barebones
$2495 - Fully Loaded


The Links Below are the Web coverage of this CommdoreUSA Press Release


Commodore Amiga Mini PC revealed: Core i7, 16GB of RAM and a Blu-ray drive
Engadget


Bitterness aside, Commodore is following up its retro-fabulous C64x with a new small-form-factor PC, the Amiga Mini. While not much of a looker, this box houses a potent 3.5GHz Core i7-2700k CPU, 16GB of DDR3 memory, NVIDIA's GeForce GT 430 (1GB)

Commodore revives Amiga with powerful Mini PC
SlashGear


Today, the company unveiled the Commodore Amiga mini PC as well as a new C64X Supreme, a new VIC mini, and an upgraded VIC-Slim keyboard computer now with HDMI output. The Commodore Amiga mini takes on minimalist styling with a square aluminum housing ...

Commodore Amiga Is Back And It's A Beast
WebProNews


The company made the super popular Commodore 64, but they are also known for manufacturing the Amiga line of personal computers in the 80s and 90s. Commodore has already brought back the Commodore 64 for the modern era, now it's time for the Amiga to ...

Commodore Amiga returns with first PC for 20 years
TechRadar UK


By Chris Smith Here's some news you probably didn't expect to read today: The Commodore Amiga brand is back with its first PC in 20 years. The iconic partnership, which spawned a gaming titan in the early 90s, returns with a powerhouse of a PC, ...

Commodore USA brings back the Amiga, of sorts
VR-Zone


It appears as if Commodore USA is milking its brand names for as much as it can and the company has now launched its first Amiga branded product, the Amiga mini. It's a pretty decent looking mini-ITX system in what appears to be a custom made aluminium ...

Forget the Ultrabook — Go With the New Commodore!
All Things Digital


Why buy a modern computer with a standard operating system, keyboard and display, when you can buy a Commodore Amiga? Commodore USA, the Florida-based start-up company that has been producing replicas of the popular Commodore computers of the 1980s, ...

Commodore releases new AMIGA mini
TweakTown


Just today, they have released a new computer called the AMIGA mini. They are billing the computer as a "tiny powerhouse" that's "slick and eye-catching in appearance." It certainly is "eye-catching," but is it in the way they want it to be?
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Re: The Best Things Come In Small Packages
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2012, 01:41:07 PM »
OK, so you get a 4 core high-end i7 CPU. You put 16GB of fast RAM in it. You put USB3 in it. You give it all the bells and whistles you can....

... and you stick a GT 430 (a low-end budget card) in it? Seriously? With no way of expanding it because the case is too small for any slots?

Is it any good for gaming? No, the graphics are way below spec. Is it any good for serious use? Maybe, but who's going to want to spend that kind of money on a machine with zero internal expansion possibilities.

I'm filing this under "What were they thinking??".

(and am I the only one who finds the case looks like a Mac Mini put through an "Ugly filter"?)
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Re: The Best Things Come In Small Packages
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2012, 01:43:10 PM »
Not a bad looking rig - I assume barebones is case only?  Pretty steep, if so.

Curious how hot it'll get when high end specced.  430 GT graphics will be a major bottleneck on a modern i7 system, as Spirantho said.
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Re: The Best Things Come In Small Packages
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2012, 01:45:38 PM »
Quote from: spirantho;684616
who's going to want to spend that kind of money on a machine with zero internal expansion possibilities

Just a guess, but - people who demand an official Commodore Amiga?
 

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Re: The Best Things Come In Small Packages
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2012, 01:50:37 PM »
Quote from: spirantho;684616
(and am I the only one who finds the case looks like a Mac Mini put through an "Ugly filter"?)

Unlike Macmini this one has powerbutton where it belongs, and it even has eject-button for discs. Add to that it has a nice aluminiumcovers instead of sperm colored plastic, and hey, lets not forget it has more than two usb-ports too. This case is about a thousand times better compared to what Macmini has.
 

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Re: The Best Things Come In Small Packages
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2012, 01:55:47 PM »
Mac mini has no DVD drive built in...
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Re: The Best Things Come In Small Packages
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2012, 01:56:04 PM »
Quote from: hooligan;684619
Unlike Macmini this one has powerbutton where it belongs, and it even has eject-button for discs. Add to that it has a nice aluminiumcovers instead of sperm colored plastic, and hey, lets not forget it has more than two usb-ports too. This case is about a thousand times better compared to what Macmini has.

And the Mac has OSX while the "Amiga" uses a Linux distro.
I don't even like OSX that much, but I'd still rather have the Mac.

Of course it does have a Blu-Ray drive. Apple hasn't gotten around to embracing those yet.
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Re: The Best Things Come In Small Packages
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2012, 02:03:11 PM »
Can I just buy the case? heh!
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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2012, 02:07:38 PM »
Quote from: Dragster;684623
Can I just buy the case? heh!
why, yes you can! bazza and company have thought of you and other folks interested in just the case. you can purchase one for the low, low price of just $345. or you can go on ebay and pick it up for $65. your choice.

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Re: The Best Things Come In Small Packages
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2012, 02:22:06 PM »
Can also find the cases in bulk lots of 12 here, if any group of people are really after one.  $720 for 12 barebones cases.  To C-USA's credit, their version does seem to offer the custom chickenlips and Amiga logoes, where the below ones do not.

http://www.shop.perfecthometheater.com/HTPC-ITX2-Silver-Ultra-small-aluminum-chassis-Box-of-12-HTPC-ITX2-S-12.htm;jsessionid=70E5316CEFCE0D876642B288464D4125.qscstrfrnt06
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Re: The Best Things Come In Small Packages
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2012, 02:29:33 PM »
CommodoreUSA releases comically expensive and inexplicably compromised PC in prefab badged case, film at 11.
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Re: The Best Things Come In Small Packages
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2012, 02:33:21 PM »
Quote from: Duce;684627
To C-USA's credit, their version does seem to offer the custom chickenlips and Amiga logoes, where the below ones do not.


No they don't, it's just Photoshop again.




They probably haven't even bought the cases yet.

Oh, and the 120W power supply that case comes with isn't nearly enough to power the i7 system they're listing. I think this is just a pretty crappy attempt to troll.
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Re: The Best Things Come In Small Packages
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2012, 02:35:29 PM »
Quote from: eliyahu;684624
why, yes you can! bazza and company have thought of you and other folks interested in just the case. you can purchase one for the low, low price of just $345. or you can go on ebay and pick it up for $65. your choice.

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Re: The Best Things Come In Small Packages
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2012, 02:39:18 PM »
Have someone specced out what this machine would cost otherwise?
 

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Re: The Best Things Come In Small Packages
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2012, 02:39:36 PM »
If it doesn't come with the custom branding, their website has some very misleading info then.

"The AMIGA mini includes an engraved AMIGA logo (front) and Commodore logo (top) as well as a metallic Commodore badge on the front."

http://www.commodoreusa.net/CUSA_AMIGAmini.aspx