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A1222 production now underway!
« on: July 05, 2023, 03:05:16 PM »
Breaking News: A1222+ production underway through a 3-way agreement with ACube Systems, AAA Technology and A-EON Technology

Cardiff: 29/06/2023

In an exciting collaboration of Amiga technology companies, ACube Systems, AAA Technology and A-EON Technology have come together to announce the production version of the long awaited A1222+ computer.

This joint effort brings a new era of collaborative computing for Amiga enthusiasts by leveraging the expertise and resources of the three companies. The A1222+ is custom designed to run AmigaOS 4.x and also supports compatible Linux PowerPC operating systems as well as AmigaOS 3.x under emulation.

The motherboard’s compact and robust design is powered by NXP’s QorIQ P1022 dual-core PowerPC processor running at 1.2 GHz. It is supplied with version 2.3 of A-EON’s Enhancer software package which includes advanced video and graphics drivers and a whole host of updated applications, utilities and datatypes. ACube Systems have already successfully produced updated A1222+ v1.3 prototypes and will manage the new motherboard production and testing while AAA Technology will act as the main distributor for the new Amiga machine.

Enrico Vidale, Matthew Leaman and Laurent Zorawski, the CEOs of the three companies expressed their enthusiasm for this collaboration. They jointly stated, "We are excited to announce our partnership and the beginning of A1222+ production. By combining our strengths and expertise, we aim to deliver an enhanced computing experience for Next-Generation Amiga enthusiasts. This collaboration marks a significant achievement for future hardware and software collaboration between the companies."

Trevor Dickinson, who is funding the manufacturing run on behalf of A-EON Technology added,
“It has been a long and at times challenging task bringing the A1222+ to market. The project has been beset by delays and extreme world events which has resulted in component shortages and massively increased manufacturing costs. I am extremely grateful to ACube and AAA Technologies for helping to make the A1222+ system a commercial reality.”

Amiga enthusiasts who have eagerly awaited the A1222+’s commercial release can now look forward to its upcoming availability. Pre-orders for the A1222+ are expected to open in the coming months, with shipments set to begin shortly afterwards. Customers who committed to A-EON’s Early Adopter scheme will have first choice of refusal after which orders will be accepted on a first come first served basis.

Stay tuned for further updates as we explore the features, specifications, and availability of the A1222+.

About A-EON Technology Ltd.
Cardiff based A-EON Technology is well known for its long time dedications to the Amiga computing scene with its X1000, X5000 Next-generation power user systems and its growing software library tailored to Classic and Next-Generation AmigaOS platforms.

About ACube Systems srl
Italian Amiga specialist ACube Systems is recognised for its successful range of PowerPC based Sam computer systems. With a focus on quality and attention to detail, ACube will oversee the A1222+ production and ensure that each unit meets high standards before being made available to customers.

AAA Technology
AAA Technology is the Luxembourg based joint venture between, Amedia Computer France, AmigaKit Ltd. and A-EON Technology created to supply computer hardware and software systems to European Union and beyond.

Source: Facebook
PDF: http://a-eon.com/news/News_Release_A1222+_production_underway.pdf

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« Last Edit: July 05, 2023, 06:18:04 PM by eliyahu »
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Re: A1222 production now underway!
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2023, 05:27:15 AM »
The PDF says a1222plus.com.  Why isn't this published there and the website updated?
 

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Re: A1222 production now underway!
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2023, 12:55:11 PM »
@cehofer

That's a great question. I have no idea. They only posted this on Facebook on on their main site. My understanding is that they will be reaching out to early adopters via email soon.
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Re: A1222 production now underway!
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2023, 11:44:08 PM »
I'm an early adopter.  I haven't heard anything yet and won't hold my breath.
 

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Re: A1222 production now underway!
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2023, 07:46:23 PM »
http://a1222plus.com/?page=progress

has been updated:

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the board was put into production in July 2023 and is expected to take some months to be completed.
 
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Re: A1222 production now underway!
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2023, 08:28:06 AM »
This hardware is very weak. I suspect that like other OS4 hardware it will be hugely overpriced.
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Re: A1222 production now underway!
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2023, 09:50:07 PM »
Oh my £822 for SamLE motherboard and no case no psu no No gfx card they are having a laugh. I bet the A1222 will be the same
 

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Re: A1222 production now underway!
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2023, 09:01:07 AM »
I bet the A1222 will be the same

I should hope not. I have not heard of any hike in price.
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Re: A1222 production now underway!
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2023, 09:34:04 PM »
@F0LLETT

According to Laurent from Amedia Computers (who will sell the computer), a full A1222+ configuration will be slightly more expensive than the Sam460LE configuration they sell. That system currently sells for 1,269 EUR.

You can find posts containing this information in the comments underneath the "Breaking News: A1222+ production underway" Facebook-post on A-Eon Technology's Facebook-page.

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"You can have an estimated price regarding the Sam460LE slim configuration we offer on our webshop, A1222+ full configuration should be a little more expensive 😉"
« Last Edit: August 25, 2023, 09:35:48 PM by AmigaOldskooler »
 

Offline TribbleSmasher

Re: A1222 production now underway!
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2023, 05:52:15 PM »
FYI

as seen on Amiga38 event in Germany,

 
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Offline outlawal2

Re: A1222 production now underway!
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2023, 04:51:37 PM »
$1700?

If that is the cost for the early adopters then they can keep it.  I jumped on the early Adopter bandwagon as it was advertised as being approximately $400.
There is no way they can justify 4+ times the price quoted.  (And I know all of the arguments so save it...  And I would even live with twice the price at this point, but 4 times?  Not a chance)

Pretty sure that if they push this price, the A1222 will surely and finally be dead in the water after a decade dying on the vine...


 

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Re: A1222 production now underway!
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2023, 06:59:44 PM »
No i believe it is the price for new adopters, if there are any, lol.

I have not yet received any information abut the early adopter price as of now.
 

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Re: A1222 production now underway!
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2023, 11:34:02 PM »
Anyone buying on of these lovelies?

 

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Re: A1222 production now underway!
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2023, 06:00:04 PM »
Depends on the price for the Early Adopter really.
If it's not too outrageous i'll buy it.