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Two New Full Systems Based on Sam440ep-Flex
« on: September 26, 2012, 04:16:01 AM »
News from afxgroup (ACube Systems)

Bassano del Grappa, Italy - 25, September 2012

Due to popular demand, we decided to offer 2 new full systems based on the Sam440ep-flex board and the Core 1000 Fractal Design case.

The SamFlex Core system is built around:

Sam440ep Flex
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000
PSU: ATX 500W
RAM: 1 GB DDR
HD: Western Digital 500 GB
DVD RW
Graphic card: Radeon 9200 Pro (128 MB RAM, 128 bit bus)

Prices:
SamFlex core 667 Mhz: 558 Euros.
SamFlex core 733 Mhz: 599 Euros.

Prices exclude VAT and shipping fees.

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Offline Templario

Re: Two New Full Systems Based on Sam440ep-Flex
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2012, 10:07:03 AM »
Good news, the best Sam systems athough the CPU needs more MHZ but the OS4.1 and the drivers runs very fine on this model.
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Offline A1260

Re: Two New Full Systems Based on Sam440ep-Flex
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2012, 12:34:53 PM »
what an insane price for that low tech hw, and with the extra VAT and shipping fees on top... good luck selling this...
 

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Re: Two New Full Systems Based on Sam440ep-Flex
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2012, 01:06:21 PM »
Wait. So if i understand this correctly SysAdmin is also Pyromania? Doesn't this go against the rules of having more than one account per user?
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Re: Two New Full Systems Based on Sam440ep-Flex
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2012, 01:36:55 PM »
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what an insane price for that low tech hw, and with the extra VAT and shipping fees on top... good luck selling this...


Insane compared to what?

X86 or generic Mac hardware..sure

Amiga hardware?  Compared to the price for a PPC card this seems entirely reasonable.
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Offline WolfToTheMoon

Re: Two New Full Systems Based on Sam440ep-Flex
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2012, 02:24:25 PM »
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Insane compared to what?

X86 or generic Mac hardware..sure

Amiga hardware?  Compared to the price for a PPC card this seems entirely reasonable.


It's 815 euros with OS4 and VAT. Without keyboard or mouse. And if you don't have a spare monitor either, it's around 1000 euros for the complete package.

I'd rather get the 460.
 

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Re: Two New Full Systems Based on Sam440ep-Flex
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2012, 04:23:48 PM »
Given that they say "due to popular demand", I imagine these will sell okay too.
 

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« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2012, 05:11:44 PM »
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Given that they say "due to popular demand", I imagine these will sell okay too.


What is definition of "popular demand" in Amiga context?
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Re: Two New Full Systems Based on Sam440ep-Flex
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2012, 05:19:48 PM »
Who knows, but Acube presumably aren't running a charity.
 

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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2012, 07:03:11 PM »
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Who knows, but Acube presumably aren't running a charity.


I just say popular demand can mean anything.
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Offline spirantho

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« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2012, 07:16:24 PM »
If nobody wanted them, why would they make another batch?
I'm sure they know what they're doing otherwise they wouldn't still be in business.
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« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2012, 07:55:51 PM »
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If nobody wanted them, why would they make another batch?


Where does it say they made another batch? They're now selling SAM440s in a case, another batch isn't necessary for that, just some boards lying around in stock.


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I'm sure they know what they're doing otherwise they wouldn't still be in business.


Maybe. A-Eon is still in business due to cash injections from Trevor. Who knows where ACube gets most of their money from - do you really think it's from sales to the OS community?
 

Offline spirantho

Re: Two New Full Systems Based on Sam440ep-Flex
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2012, 08:06:49 PM »
@Jorkany

It doesn't say that - but I think it unlikely we're still on the first batch of Sam motherboards, especially as the first batch used different processors! If they hadn't sold them, they would have run out long ago.

I think ACube get most of their money from the OS4 community and the embedded systems combined. I don't know - or pretend to know - what they're doing, but I do know that if the 440 hadn't been a success, there wouldn't be the current run of 440s, let alone the 460.

For all the claims of people who say the price is "insane" or whatever, the fact that Acube are succeeding and still developing new hardware speaks volumes.
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Offline persia

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« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2012, 08:31:16 PM »
Likely their account's popular demand to move some product that's been sitting on the shelves too long...
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Re: Two New Full Systems Based on Sam440ep-Flex
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2012, 08:35:17 PM »
Aren't the SAM boards for embedded industrial stuff originally?

I imagine the OS4 stuff is a side business, but if it's moving some product, why not?