Commodore unveils Amiga Mini PC with i7-2700K, Blu-ray

By on March 22, 2012, 5:30 PM

Steadfast in its mission to deliver retro machines, Commodore USA has unveiled a modern take on the Amiga. Called the "Amiga Mini," the system is compact enough to serve as an HTPC at 7.75in x 7.75in x 3in (197mm x 197mm x 75mm), yet powerful enough to be a workstation. The machine is offered in two basic configurations: a do-it-yourself barebones box for $345 and a fully outfitted rig for $1,995.

The former only comes with an Amiga and Commodore-branded, sandblasted aluminum chassis in your choice of silver or black, as well as a 120W power adapter and a slot-loaded Blu-ray drive (read only if we had to guess), but not much else -- precisely as you'd expect from the word "barebones." It accepts a Mini-ITX motherboard and has one expansion slot as well as two 2.5-inch internal drive mounts.

The fully configured and exorbitantly priced Amiga ships with a Z68-based motherboard, a 3.5GHz Core i7-2700k, an Nvidia GeForce GT 430 1GB, 16GB of DDR3 1333MHz RAM, a 1TB HDD, the aforementioned Blu-ray player, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, and a copy of Commodore OS Vision. For an extra $495 or $995, you can upgrade the storage to a 300GB or 600GB SSD. There's also an optional IR and remote kit.

Neither package is a good value when you consider the availability of compact solutions from Zotac and others. Even Apple's Mac mini arguably offers more bang for your buck. The $799 model ships with a 2.5GHz dual-core Core i5, 4GB of RAM, an HD 6630M GPU, a 500GB HDD, more connectivity (including Bluetooth 4.0 and Thunderbolt), an integrated PSU, a more competent OS and a thinner case (1.4in).




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3DCGMODELER 3DCGMODELER said:

this is cool....

Commodore OS Vision ???

Hmmmm

fish4specs said:

Can I get my NewTek Video Toaster out of storage?

killeriii said:

Wow!

Just checked out "Commodore OS Vision". ( http://www.commodoreusa.net/CUSA_OS_Vision.aspx )

Funny coincidence too, i was playing with a C64 emulator last night.

I think i'll be installing this tonight.

Guest said:

Exorbitantly priced is right, but I'd still love to have 1. Twould be a fun toy indeed.

Tekkaraiden Tekkaraiden said:

That's probably the nicest mini itx case I've seen, very clean lines. It's unfortunate where they put the Amiga logo, would have looked better under the power button.

I'm surprised a 120watt supply is able to run the speced system, I would have thought it required more power.

Guest said:

Please stop promoting these fake so called Amiga's... :-(

They are not Amiga's and are nothing more than overpriced off the shelf PC parts, in a non custom case that can be purchased on eBay, running a free Amiga emulator on a free OS (Linux) being labelled by CUSA as a "new" OS called "Vision"...

Not to mention CUSA are a company not to be trusted after all their fake photos they have posted over the past two years...

Tekkaraiden Tekkaraiden said:

Guest said:

Please stop promoting these fake so called Amiga's... :-(

They are not Amiga's and are nothing more than overpriced off the shelf PC parts, in a non custom case that can be purchased on eBay, running a free Amiga emulator on a free OS (Linux) being labelled by CUSA as a "new" OS called "Vision"...

Not to mention CUSA are a company not to be trusted after all their fake photos they have posted over the past two years...

Would you be able to supply a link to this exact design of case? I've been looking on ebay for months with no luck.

madboyv1, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Agreed on Matt's Mac Mini sentiments, at least on a hardware level. I love me some itx goodness, but if I'm going to go THAT small, might as well go with the Mac Mini. *Shrug*

edit: or maybe work with a Norcotek ITX-7 (link = http://www.norcotek.com/ITX-7.php) and replace the 60w power supply with a higher rated PicoPSU.

Guest said:

@Tekkaraiden

The case is a Wesena Mini ITX2.

- Roman2K

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Jesse Jesse said:

That Wasena case is awesome! Thanks for the link!

Burty117 Burty117, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Yeah, that case is pretty awesome, just a shame its soo much.

even £50 seems a bit steep but swallable for that size, but £80?!

oooww, well, it is a nice case after all

Guest said:

It's the Streacom F1C Chassis

http://www.streacom.com/products/f1c-chassis/

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