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Offline GadgetMaster

Eyetech site updated
« on: May 30, 2002, 07:57:36 PM »
Eyetech has an update on their website regarding the AmigaOne SE and their plans for an XE (read $1000 G4) model:

Here

 

Offline Crumpster

Re: Eyetech site updated
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2002, 08:02:39 PM »
I was gonna post that!!  :-P

Never mind, good news though.  The trade in offer sound pretty sweet.

Cheers and Beers :pint: :pint:,

Graham C
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Offline DaveP

Re: Eyetech site updated
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2002, 08:17:17 PM »
[opinion]

I wont bother with the slot characteristics, CPU upgradeable boards dont make economic sense. If I buy it it will be to run a G5 on it but I expect board technology will be improved by then.

Dave.

[opinion]
Hate figure. :lol:
 

Offline Calen

Re: Eyetech site updated
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2002, 08:42:47 PM »
Trade in offer sounds really good. the 75% though "trade in of current retail price" would prolly be closer to 50% ish of what the price was when ya bought it as 4+ months on, we may see a drop in price on it.
Still pretty good though.  :-)
 

Offline jj

Re: Eyetech site updated
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2002, 08:50:40 PM »
I think this trade in offer shows eyetech and Amiga's commitment to the community/fair play and a williness to make things work

could u see microsoft offering such a deal

 :-)
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Offline yssing

Re: Eyetech site updated
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2002, 09:19:50 PM »
""The prototype socketed AmigaOne-XE board and the associated plug-in G3 and G4 modules have already been built and tested.""

very cool.... very.... so we will have a G4 amiga soon..
well soon compared to how long we usually have to wait  :-D
 

Offline D@n

Re: Eyetech site updated
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2002, 09:35:45 PM »
Good news, shame about the price!!!!!1 :-P
Fast it good :-o  :-o
 

Offline hnl_dk

Re: Eyetech site updated
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2002, 09:42:23 PM »
It sounds realy great :o)
[img align=left]http://home1.stofanet.dk/hnl_dk/amigaos4_hnl.gif[/img][img align=left]http://home1.stofanet.dk/hnl_dk/Amiga-slice_hnl.png[/img]Best regards,
Henning Nielsen Lund [Denmark]...
 

Offline Hattig

Re: Eyetech site updated
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2002, 09:44:08 PM »
I missed that $1000 part in the article. I saw the £200 more part (£550 in total for the board), which comes out at around $800 though, with a 700MHz G4. However this all depends on G4 pricing at the time (in 6 months time I imagine) and availablity, it could be cheaper, or it could be faster, or whatever.

But the trade-in offer is generous, but yes, "at current retail prices" doesn't mean "at purchase price", although it should mean a lot of good low-price G3-SE systems on the market early next year for a lot less money.
 

Offline AmiGod

Re: Eyetech site updated
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2002, 10:33:24 PM »
Mmmmm, Dual G4.  My mouth waters just thinking about the possibilities.

One would think Motorola would welcome the added business and make extra Amiga-dedicated PPC chips.  Okay, one would HOPE. :-)

Either way, I agree, the incentives set on the table by Eyetech make it worth picking up a G3 right now, although I don't know if I'd actually get rid of it once the G4s come out.

AmiGod
 

Offline System

Re: Eyetech site updated
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2002, 11:11:03 PM »
"The AmigaOneG3-SE will not be shipped to end users until OS4 is ready, but boards for OS4 developers and beta testers are already out in the field. "

?They are?, red, coder, and the other's ain't jumpin through the roof. I would not call sending a few to Hyperion and some other people as having boards for beta testers in the field  :-x

 :-P Wait some one in europe check behind Eyetech, mabey they've hidden them out in some farmers field  :-D

Well these are a long ways off, guess they've got time for G4's to become available
 

Offline Hattig

Re: Eyetech site updated
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2002, 12:03:38 AM »
They have sent out 150 of these boards, which are probably arriving right now, or within the next week or two. Well, that is what I have been led to believe.

With the upgrade path, it makes purchasing the current AmigaOneSE a much safer thing, unless Eyetech drop the RRP down to $100 or so when the AmigaOneXE comes out and you only get a $75 rebate... I imagine the RRP would drop to $250 at the minimum however.

Hopefully AmigaOS4 will be shipping in a couple of months. Things appear to be coming together at the moment.
 

Offline System

Re: Eyetech site updated
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2002, 01:58:08 AM »
im at a loss for words, therefore "SHWEEET!" i say.
 

Offline KennyR

Re: Eyetech site updated
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2002, 02:34:47 AM »
Now no-one in my belief can fault Eyetech's sense of fairness. I myself would have chosen a much more cynical marketing plan - release the SE first without telling anyone about the XE, then release the XE 6 months later: the result - selling more boards, since those with SEs with feel obliged to upgrade. In other words, industry standard tactics.

The XE looks nice too. With the introduction of an an easy-upgradable CPU, the advantage of the Pegasos board disappears. Eyetech made a good choice in selecting cheap (relatively cheap!), disposable boards, despite what the flamers have said.

I wonder what the MOS folks have to say. I'm sure I'll soon find out, eh Kronos ;-)
 

Offline Prmetime

Re: Eyetech site updated
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2002, 02:42:54 AM »
Hi,
   I think this is very good news but I guess I must be missing something so I will ask everyone here.  Considering that the PPC G3 and associated motherboard is such a huge leap above the 68060, and there is limited software written natively in PPC code, is there really that big of an advantage of waiting for a G4 board?  I see the Amiga One SE as a great value and a huge jump in performance.  Why would I wait for the XE?