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Offline System

NEW, Fast and Cheap Amiga using Amithon!
« on: March 15, 2002, 04:08:40 AM »
I was checking out this computer company called AccessMicro.  You can go there by using www.accessmicro.com.  They have this notebook called a 1 GIGA-PRO A900 VIA C3 667MHz for $665.00!!!  Just add AmigaXL/AmiTHON and you have a new fast Amiga - cheap and portable!  Check it out! :-D

 

Offline sprocket

Re: NEW, Fast and Cheap Amiga using Amithon!
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2002, 06:26:08 AM »
Do you know if Amitholon will run on it?

From what I've heard many laptops are problematic.

--Wil
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Offline Bobsonsirjonny

Re: NEW, Fast and Cheap Amiga using Amithon!
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2002, 06:26:46 AM »
Hmmmm. I couldnt surf to that URL - kept getting the all powerfull JANET splash screen (JANET is what all uni's hook up to the net through - or something). Did a quick dollar to stearling conversion - not a bad price. But the C3 is a real cheap budget chip - not as powerfull as a Duron. Comparable to the old AMD K6 (2)..... its ok for surfing, but throw gfx, dtp etc at it, and it'll die - my uncle has one in his machine.
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Offline NihilVor

Re: NEW, Fast and Cheap Amiga using Amithon!
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2002, 07:43:47 AM »
Not only is this not news...it is an advertisement!  Yuck!  People should know better then to post such junk, and it has nothing to do with the Amiga.
 

Offline whabang

Re: NEW, Fast and Cheap Amiga using Amithon!
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2002, 09:30:33 AM »
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But the C3 is a real cheap budget chip - not as powerfull as a Duron. Comparable to the old AMD K6 (2).....


Gotta do a bit of defending for the C3. It has an EXTREMELY low power usage keeping the battery lifetimetime longer... (even if the other components make a difference too.)
Beating the dead horse since 2002.
 

Offline System

Re: NEW, Fast and Cheap Amiga using Amithon!
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2002, 09:43:43 AM »
Yes, Amiga OS XL/AmiTHON does run on it pretty good!  The VIA c3 run more like a PIII cpu, but has both 3now! and MMX...and the graphic handling is pretty good!  I thought it was new worthy as those who can't wait until os 4.0, at least they can have some kind of Amiga to take around.  Come on people, it would help everyone if people bought the Amithon and use it!  Laters. :-D
 

Offline baderman

Re: NEW, Fast and Cheap Amiga using Amithon!
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2002, 10:39:09 AM »
i don't know, what situation is with this laptop, but my one, does not want to run amithlon... or maybe i put it that way: it runs on my laptop, but the video is displayed on external crt, not on lcd...  i tried manual (hardware) switching-nothing, i tried working with p96 settings, also nothing.  the notebook is runnig celeron 2 @ 1 Ghz, it is on sis630 chipset, so , if tere is someone , like me, who wanted Amiga on laptop... sorry, uae under linux, winuae under win, and AmigaOS XL under qnx (slow, and no sound :(( ). If someone managed to see Amithlon screen on lcd, PLEASE contact me, and if noone did it : be warned
 :-D
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Offline Bobsonsirjonny

Re: NEW, Fast and Cheap Amiga using Amithon!
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2002, 01:13:36 PM »
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The VIA c3 run more like a PIII cpu, but has both 3now! and MMX...and the graphic handling is pretty good!



...Who told you that?
The REAL BOBSON - accept no immitations!

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Offline System

Re: NEW, Fast and Cheap Amiga using Amithon!
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2002, 03:19:16 PM »
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Not only is this not news...it is an advertisement! Yuck! People should know better then to post such junk, and it has nothing to do with the Amiga.
You (and people like you) need to lighten up.  If there is one thing I've learned over the last few days, if something can run AmigaXL/OS/DE/AA/juicer/carwasher/whatever, it is indeed related to the Amiga.

I furthermore suspect that after the recent announcements when we open our hardware section, the list of Amiga-compatible parts and materials has just grown exponentially.  

If you want to sit here and argue that "it's not related to your Antique 030 setup", fine.  Have fun, but just realize the world of Amiga is now much more broad than the world of Commodore.

If I find a story which tells an Amiga user how he can run AmigaOS/XL/etc on a faster piece of hardware.... That's most certainly Amiga related whether you like it or not.

Wayne Hunt
Amiga.org
 

Chathurawind

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Re: NEW, Fast and Cheap Amiga using Amithon!
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2002, 05:31:18 PM »
Right on, Wayne! This is definately news.
 

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Re: NEW, Fast and Cheap Amiga using Amithon!
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2002, 06:47:28 PM »
Maybe Wayne is right, I must admit when I first saw this news arcticle I rolled my eyes.

However.

Has someone bought one of these and verified that Amithlon will run on it? If so then I suppose this could be a news item and H&P or Mr Meyer should add it to a compatability list.

If this hasn't been verified, I'd hate to think someone would read this news article, buy one of these laptops to find out Amithlon doesn't work on it. I doubt AccessMicro would refund because an Amiga emulator failed to work.
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Offline System

Re: NEW, Fast and Cheap Amiga using Amithon!
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2002, 07:44:36 PM »
I'm telling you folks.  I have one of these notebooks with the VIA C3 and Amiga OS XL/AmiTHON does run on it!  All the devices work on it, sound, video, cdrom, 10/100 network card and 56k modem.  However the udb obviously does not work with Amiga OS, (yet), but its fast, cheap and gives you a portable amiga screen.  Its a good value in my opinion.  The notebook is made by ECS, the Elite Group.  Laters. :-D
 

Chathurawind

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Re: NEW, Fast and Cheap Amiga using Amithon!
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2002, 05:01:57 AM »
Actually, if I read the site correctly, you still need to pay another $60 to get a battery for that laptop.

 

Offline System

Re: NEW, Fast and Cheap Amiga using Amithon!
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2002, 01:23:37 PM »
If anyone is interested, this laptop is also available in the UK from Novatech

http://www.novatech.co.uk

its called the "n-book".

havn't tried amithlon on it myself yet, but i'll let you know how i get on when i do.
 

Offline theTAO

Re: NEW, Fast and Cheap Amiga using Amithon!
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2002, 09:17:45 AM »
Yaaaaaaawwwnnn...

Todd