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AuthorTopic: Hyperion announce 12" Netbook running AmigaOS - due end of Q1/2012  (Read 14600 times)

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Offline utri007

Re: Hyperion announce 12" Netbook running AmigaOS - due end of Q1/2012
« Reply #60 on: October 24, 2011, 12:12:24 AM »
That is 8.9" screen, at least prototype is 12" screen and 512mb ram

http://www.amigans.net/modules/xforum/viewtopic.php?start=20&topic_id=4910&viewmode=flat&order=ASC&type=&mode=0

And Rogue also said that target date is midle of 2012, not 1Q of 2012?
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Offline commodorejohn

Re: Hyperion announce 12" Netbook running AmigaOS - due end of Q1/2012
« Reply #61 on: October 24, 2011, 12:15:50 AM »
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http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=it&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Famiga.ikirsector.it%2Fforum%2Fviewtopic.php%3Ff%3D39%26t%3D14071%26start%3D0

browsing the web with 400mhz and 256mb ram, good luck.......
I don't think it's that; they said that it would be in the 600-800 MHz range, and while they're being annoyingly coy with putting a name to this, it would be damned foolhardy to claim 50-100% faster performance than they actually plan to deliver.
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Offline Karlos

Re: Hyperion announce 12" Netbook running AmigaOS - due end of Q1/2012
« Reply #62 on: October 24, 2011, 12:20:03 AM »
Quote from: commodorejohn;664786
I don't think it's that; they said that it would be in the 600-800 MHz range


Who are "they" and where did they say this?
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Offline commodorejohn

Re: Hyperion announce 12" Netbook running AmigaOS - due end of Q1/2012
« Reply #63 on: October 24, 2011, 12:36:23 AM »
Quote from: Karlos;664787
Who are "they" and where did they say this?
Oh, you're right, I didn't read the thread carefully enough. Never mind...
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Offline Karlos

Re: Hyperion announce 12" Netbook running AmigaOS - due end of Q1/2012
« Reply #64 on: October 24, 2011, 01:04:41 AM »
Quote from: commodorejohn;664788
Oh, you're right, I didn't read the thread carefully enough. Never mind...


I thought I better point it out as it doesn't do it any good to be hyped up on a misunderstanding only to be criticised for not living up to them once the specs are known for sure.

I'm guessing it's around the 400MHz mark. Would be nice it if was higher, of course, but even at 400 it should be easily faster than my BlizzPPC (note, right now, anything is faster than my BlizzPPC as it isn't working :-/)
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Offline ajlwalker

Re: Hyperion announce 12" Netbook running AmigaOS - due end of Q1/2012
« Reply #65 on: October 24, 2011, 01:21:34 AM »
Well this is fantastic news.

Personally I hope they can keep the cost as near to $300 as possible, however, if $500 means 800mhz then I'd be happy to pay that.

For those worrying that this will cannabilise X1000 sales, I wouldn't be too worried.  If anything I think it gives more confidence to X1000 buyers, as this can only lead to an expansion in the userbase for OS4, which is good for all users.

I've been saying for a long time that I want to get an OS4 capable machine, but my personal circumstances (no permanent home of my own) make this tricky.  However, a portable netbook means I can jump on board as soon as this is released and get my X1000 a bit later.

In fact I'll probably pick up a couple of these netbooks and give one to my brother.  He hasn't touched Amiga in years, and so would also be a returner.

Well done to all involved and best of luck and success.
 

Offline XDelusion

Re: Hyperion announce 12" Netbook running AmigaOS - due end of Q1/2012
« Reply #66 on: October 24, 2011, 01:22:40 AM »
I'm going to be so very broke next year, that's all I know.

This African laptop looks pretty snazy, though I didn't see any info about speed.
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Offline EDanaII

Re: Hyperion announce 12" Netbook running AmigaOS - due end of Q1/2012
« Reply #67 on: October 24, 2011, 02:09:34 AM »
All right, at the risk of being the first troll in this thread... is anyone else concerned about the fact that this still keeps AmigaOS stuck on PPC processors?

Don't get me wrong, good news, glad to hear it, but as far as I know, PPC still has an expensive and possibly limited future.

I wish 'em well, and am glad they finally got the hint about affordable hardware, just wondering about the long term implications.
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Offline commodorejohn

Re: Hyperion announce 12" Netbook running AmigaOS - due end of Q1/2012
« Reply #68 on: October 24, 2011, 02:28:58 AM »
There is that, but seeing as that's apparently Hyperion's long-term direction and ain't nobody changing it, this is at least much, much better news than the X1000.

(I mean, if you're really adamant about not being stuck on PPC, there's always AROS.)
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Offline yakumo9275

Re: Hyperion announce 12" Netbook running AmigaOS - due end of Q1/2012
« Reply #69 on: October 24, 2011, 02:38:08 AM »
if its like the efika, 400mhz e300 core, trying to run 68k classic stuff will be a struggle.
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Offline SamuraiCrow

Re: Hyperion announce 12" Netbook running AmigaOS - due end of Q1/2012
« Reply #70 on: October 24, 2011, 06:00:34 AM »
Quote from: yakumo9275;664803
if its like the efika, 400mhz e300 core, trying to run 68k classic stuff will be a struggle.


They are depending on a bounty accepted by the author of the Petunia JIT on OS 4 to make a similar JIT for EUAE on PPC.  That could make all the difference.
 

Offline amigakid

Re: Hyperion announce 12" Netbook running AmigaOS - due end of Q1/2012
« Reply #71 on: October 24, 2011, 06:10:32 AM »
Now this I can afford.  Would love to have a Amiga on a netbook no less.  Be really nice, lets hope that it is running natively and under WinUAE.
 

Offline takemehomegrandma

Re: Hyperion announce 12" Netbook running AmigaOS - due end of Q1/2012
« Reply #72 on: October 24, 2011, 08:43:53 AM »
Quote from: Cammy;664682
I'm guessing it will be around 400-600Mhz, which should still be enough for AmigaOS.


It's probably based on this, meaning it will be quite similar to your Efika (i.e. 400MHz). Genesi and THTF (a Chinese OEM development company) initiated a netbook project together some years ago based on this CPU (before their relationship crashed, and before it turned out that the CPU lacked HW cache coherency, and Genesi went ARM instead), LimePC, AFAIK this is still being sold in China and this is is AFAIK the only PPC based netbook ever built. You might also have seen it (or rather the "nettop" variant based on the same HW) resold as "Cherrypal" as well. It's a cheap, low watt CPU, and I'm not aware of any other CPU really suitable for netbook design. And "suitable" is a matter of definition, since besides lacking cache coherency, it also lacks several important features users would expect from a netbook, like HW accelerators for multimedia and video decoding/encoding...
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Offline takemehomegrandma

Re: Hyperion announce 12" Netbook running AmigaOS - due end of Q1/2012
« Reply #73 on: October 24, 2011, 08:52:45 AM »
Quote from: VingtTrois;664681
...and seems to be the killer of the AmigaOneX1000!!!


Indeed, this is what people wanting to run OS4 will buy instead. You could get 10 (ten!) of these for the price of one X1000! And it's mobile.
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Offline takemehomegrandma

Re: Hyperion announce 12" Netbook running AmigaOS - due end of Q1/2012
« Reply #74 on: October 24, 2011, 08:55:51 AM »
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Hehe, you think it's *flash* that is evil and bring you ads, and not website owners in need of money? You think you won't see ads in HTML5? :lol:
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