Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The AMIGA gets a beastly reboot

Commodore's dropped the specs for its latest retro reboot rig - this time, it takes the AMIGA namesake.

Crusty old fogies like Mr. OMNIpixel may remember their first gaming experiences on one of Commodore's beige and brown textured boxes - perhaps Frogger, Pitfall! or the like. But the AMIGA mini is not your granddad's PC.

Read more to see a gallery of the new line and learn just what kind of firepower is packed in these sexy, minimalist cases.

In the official press release, Commodore also announced they're launching an updated Supreme model for the C64x line as well as the VIC mini and VIC-Slim keyboard computer. CEO Barry Altman said:

"(CTO) Leo (Nigro) and I and the entire team, started on this journey to prove that we could take these historic computer brands and produce products that are relevant to both the historical consumer base and new customers. These computers are breathtaking in appearance, incredibly powerful and exciting to use."
He means relevant to the modern PC gaming market - these specs are nothing to sneeze at:
  • Intel i7-2700k 3.5 Ghz Quad-Core (3.9Ghz TurboBoost) processor
  • 16GB DDR3 1333 Mhz RAM
  • 1GB DDR3 NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 GPU
  • 1TB SATA HDD (6GB/s)
  • Optional 300 or 600GB SSD
  • HDMI, 2-Dual DVI and DisplayPort outputs (includes VGA adapter)
  • Connectivity for up to three monitors
  • 7.1 channel high-definition sound
  • 2 WiFi radio antennae, bluetooth
  • Slot-loading Blu-Ray/DVD-RW drive
  • 4 USB 2.0 and 4 USB 3.0 ports
  • Dimensions: 7.5"w x 3"h
The base model starts at a hefty $2,495 but includes Commodore's Linux-based Vision OS. 

Pick yours up at

VIA: Engadget
SOURCE: Commodore

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