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Offline rmarkus

Re: Apollo Team announces the Vampire V4
« Reply #435 on: September 27, 2019, 12:54:29 PM »
As disclosed some weeks ago, first batch will be sold at Amiga34 directly to people attending the event. Next batches will be sold indirectly only by our resellers listed in our WiKi.
     
The Vampire V4 Standalone comes in standard with aluminium case, corresponding PSU and shipped with AROS kickstart.
     
For A34, a special bundle will be made available with free "give-aways" add-ons like compatible Mouse, compatible Keyboard, CF-Adapter a 32GB CF card and an USB Blaster. Later, resellers will have the opportunity to sell their own bundles.
     
Terms & conditions
      * Payment will be accepted in cash or via PayPal.
      * Limitation of one unit per person
      * Offer is available until stock remains, even regarding accessories
      * No support is offered on accessories/give-aways
      * Complete warranty terms are available on our WiKi on EXTERNAL LINK     
Information regarding current state of the standalone core
      * Ethernet: work is in progress, driver is being written.
      * USB: support for some input devices like USB mice and keyboards. Support
      for more is in progress. Compatibility list available on WiKi ( EXTERNAL LINK )
      * Joystick : Status support of AMIGA Joy (like Competition Pro)
      * OCS/AGA: Many games and demos work perfectly, but not 100%.
      * Boot drives: boot from IDE/CF, microSD card for data exchange. Bootable
      microSD is in roadmap.
     
Price of that special A34 bundle is 549€

Offline AmigaOldskooler

Re: Apollo Team announces the Vampire V4
« Reply #436 on: September 28, 2019, 07:40:48 PM »
That is great news! :) Looking forward to it becoming available from resellers in the near future. Hopefully some of them will offer bundles with nice cases and extras.
« Last Edit: September 28, 2019, 07:42:26 PM by AmigaOldskooler »
 

Offline TribbleSmasher

Re: Apollo Team announces the Vampire V4
« Reply #437 on: September 28, 2019, 07:50:27 PM »
I am afraid that the price will scare people off, as stated here they included the extras for free. That would mean the case is the only piece costing money in this equation; lets settle this as high as 30€.
So, the barebone Vampire4 will still cost as much as 500€, which is a lot (i am not saying it is not worth it!).
I would like to see a 68080 Chip in the future, but i doubt this is going to be the way to achive this. One would have to sell thousands of those V4 for this to get the money in for funding an ASIC.
 

Offline wiser3

Re: Apollo Team announces the Vampire V4
« Reply #438 on: September 28, 2019, 11:52:58 PM »
That is great news! :) Looking forward to it becoming available from resellers in the near future. Hopefully some of them will offer bundles with nice cases and extras.

Adding a North American reseller like Amiga on the Lake would be great.

Offline TribbleSmasher

Re: Apollo Team announces the Vampire V4
« Reply #439 on: September 29, 2019, 01:15:51 PM »
Preorder is already possible at Amedia-computer.com (France) for 589€ incl. tax.
https://www.amedia-computer.com/en/accueil/320-amiga-vampire-v4-standalone.html
 
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Offline Crom00

Re: Apollo Team announces the Vampire V4
« Reply #440 on: September 29, 2019, 02:28:42 PM »
Hi price feels high BUT I remember when the Vampire cards were going for $175 euros. Folks would purchase 3, put two on ebay and keep one. So if the higher price puts money into hands of the developers and not ebay re sellers I am ok with that. Also they aren't just slapping an off the shelf 060 chip on there they are developing a modern day equivalent AND supporting lots of ports behind the scenes.

If someone want's to compete and offer something better for a better price go for it!
 

Offline TribbleSmasher

Re: Apollo Team announces the Vampire V4
« Reply #441 on: September 29, 2019, 02:40:56 PM »
The first Vampires were handmade; the developer literally worked himself to the hospital, so that initial price was far from fair.

I agree this price for the V4 is a little steep, but still cheaper than a snd hand Cyberstorm ;D
 

Offline TribbleSmasher

Re: Apollo Team announces the Vampire V4
« Reply #442 on: September 29, 2019, 03:04:43 PM »
I found something other interesting. Gunnar has connected a V4 to a Motorola Lapdock, which is a little notebook-like device without a mainboard.
The real deal here is, this docks battery can power the V4, so one can finally create a mobile Amiga.
Quote
he Laptop is designed as "empty"
The Laptop has Monitor, and Speaker, and Keyboard and the battery -
but its designed that the "computing" is done outside of it.
This means you need to attach a "computer" to it on the back.
The V4-Standalone is plugged into it on the back.

The battery of the LAPTOP powers the V4-SA.
This gives you a mobile AMIGA.
« Last Edit: September 29, 2019, 04:53:36 PM by TribbleSmasher »
 

Offline AmigaOldskooler

Re: Apollo Team announces the Vampire V4
« Reply #443 on: September 29, 2019, 03:30:50 PM »
Preorder is already possible at Amedia-computer.com (France) for 589€ incl. tax.
https://www.amedia-computer.com/en/accueil/320-amiga-vampire-v4-standalone.html

Thanks for the heads-up!  :)

Offline Pgovotsos

Re: Apollo Team announces the Vampire V4
« Reply #444 on: September 29, 2019, 07:11:48 PM »
I found something other interesting. Gunnar has connected a V4 to a Motorola Lapdock, which is a little notebook-like device without a mainboard.
The real deal here is, this docks battery can power the V4, so one can finally create a mobile Amiga.
Quote
he Laptop is designed as "empty"
The Laptop has Monitor, and Speaker, and Keyboard and the battery -
but its designed that the "computing" is done outside of it.
This means you need to attach a "computer" to it on the back.
The V4-Standalone is plugged into it on the back.

The battery of the LAPTOP powers the V4-SA.
This gives you a mobile AMIGA.


I actually blew the money on one of those to use with a Droid 4. This looks like a much better use for it! Do you have a link to where he is posting about it?
 

Offline AmigaOldskooler

Re: Apollo Team announces the Vampire V4
« Reply #445 on: September 29, 2019, 07:48:29 PM »
I found something other interesting. Gunnar has connected a V4 to a Motorola Lapdock, which is a little notebook-like device without a mainboard.
The real deal here is, this docks battery can power the V4, so one can finally create a mobile Amiga.
Quote
he Laptop is designed as "empty"
The Laptop has Monitor, and Speaker, and Keyboard and the battery -
but its designed that the "computing" is done outside of it.
This means you need to attach a "computer" to it on the back.
The V4-Standalone is plugged into it on the back.

The battery of the LAPTOP powers the V4-SA.
This gives you a mobile AMIGA.


I actually blew the money on one of those to use with a Droid 4. This looks like a much better use for it! Do you have a link to where he is posting about it?

Here is the link to the post about the laptop on the Apollo Core Forum:

http://apollo-core.com/knowledge.php?b=5&note=19440&z=oozE9h

 :)

Offline TribbleSmasher

Re: Apollo Team announces the Vampire V4
« Reply #446 on: September 29, 2019, 08:10:39 PM »
Yes, i like the idea as well.

You still have to get some weird adapters to make it happen:
a microHDMI(female!)->HDMI and
a microUSB (female!)->USB.

But then it is damn cool! 8)

We have to get numbers for runtime on battery, still...

EDIT
Adapter gender changed dep. point of view...
« Last Edit: September 29, 2019, 08:42:01 PM by TribbleSmasher »
 

Offline TribbleSmasher

Re: Apollo Team announces the Vampire V4
« Reply #447 on: October 04, 2019, 03:29:03 PM »
As the Vampire 4 is shipped with AROS, the team behind it shows an updated status on the matter, regarding what is running and what not.
16mins on Youtube:
https://youtu.be/ubSfTa_hhek

Src:
http://apollo-core.com/knowledge.php?b=5&note=23753&z=HPfEZ4

Expansion port testing(local video):
http://apollo-core.com/knowledge.php?b=5&note=23725&z=HPfEZ4
« Last Edit: October 04, 2019, 03:30:45 PM by TribbleSmasher »
 

Offline Primax

Re: Apollo Team announces the Vampire V4
« Reply #448 on: October 06, 2019, 06:13:16 AM »
May I ask a question about the V 1200?
Where it is installed? Does it replace my Blizzard 1230? Where can I look up it?
Thanks!
 

Offline TribbleSmasher

Re: Apollo Team announces the Vampire V4
« Reply #449 on: October 06, 2019, 09:28:26 AM »
That is right, it is the usual shaped turbocard and will replace your old one. It is due to be released in Q3 this year.


http://apollo-core.com/index.htm?page=products

http://apollo-core.com/knowledge.php?b=5&note=22998&order=&x=0
« Last Edit: October 06, 2019, 09:47:06 AM by TribbleSmasher »