Unboxing the AmigaOne X1000

Hi folks,

Once again I’ve got some AmigaOne X1000 stuff for you to enjoy. πŸ™‚

A lucky guy that calls himself Walkero603 received his brand new AmigaOne X1000 motherboard a couple of days ago. Here’s a video of him unboxing the package. Enjoy the show!

As a bonus, here’s a couple of pictures of the AmigaOne X1000 in the official white case. Photos by Dave Braco at http://www.amiga-ng.org.

The AmigaOne X1000 in a white case by Dave Braco
The AmigaOne X1000 in a white case by Dave Braco. The tower looks very classy in my opinion.

 

The AmigaOne X1000 in a white case by Dave Braco
The AmigaOne X1000 in a white case by Dave Braco. Here we get a glimpse of the inside.. looks awesome!

Seems like a few people are starting to receive their AmigaOne X1000’s. I’m sure they’ll have a great Christmas playing with the machine. πŸ˜‰ Congratulations to all new AmigaOne X1000 owners!

It’s worth mentioning that the “First Contact” limited edition batch was sold out quite quickly at AmigaKit..

As for myself, I’m waiting for the AmigaOS 4.x compatible netbook from Hyperion, as it will be more “wallet-friendly” with an expected price range of $300 to $500. I simply can’t afford such a huge investment as the AmigaOne X1000 is. It’s great that there’ll be a cheaper AmigaOS 4.x alternative in the near future. πŸ™‚

If you’d like to see more of the AmigaOne X1000, please feel free to check out the post I wrote yesterday. There you’ll find a demonstration of the computer by Steve Jones (ClusterUK). I also recommend checking out the videos from AmiWest 2011, which you can find here. The speech by Trevor Dickinson is a must see!

Here’s a couple of helpful links as well:

Hope you’ve enjoyed the post! These are exciting times for Amiga fans, no doubt about that. πŸ™‚

AmigaOne X1000 poster (taken from http://www.commodorefree.com/magazine/vol4/issue43.html)
AmigaOne X1000 poster (taken from http://www.commodorefree.com/magazine/vol4/issue43.html)
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9 comments

  1. That is kind of what kept me from wanting to give the new Amigas a shot was the price tag. It is cool to see them, and actually see more options for computers out there, even though I am a Mac user. I do like seeing people having more of a choice besides the three systems (OS X, Windows, and Linux).

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  2. I saw one of the prototypes at the Vintage Computer fair at Bletchley Park the other year. Pretty cool stuff indeed but my initial thought was, whoa it’s a big en. Would be so much slicker in mATX or even ITX. Do you really need that many drive bays?

    Would still like to get my mitts on one though!

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    • Hi mate,

      Must have been interesting to see the prototypes at Bletchley Park. Remember that event. Too bad I couldn’t go, would have loved to attend. πŸ™‚

      Yes, the tower is quite large. I would never need that many expansion bays. πŸ˜‰ Maybe they’ll offer the AmigaOne X1000’s in smaller cases some time in the future? πŸ™‚

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  3. Great to see that this baby finally came to fruition πŸ™‚ I bet it feels like Christmas Eve for all those lucky AmigaOne X1000 owners who have been waiting for this moment for so long. I think the case looks good and it seems to be designed in a smart way. Most people won’t need all those drive bays for sure, but I assume they would come in handy for professional use.

    The PA6T-1682M processor has a TDP of 7W which is quite good for a processor of this kind. I wonder if a CPU fan is necessary at all? I think they could have used a larger heat sink as standard and made this a completely fanless design. After all, it’s a very expensive machine and it would not have cost them much extra to do so, I think.

    Now I hope this computer inspires people to write new and dedicated AMIGA software which actually exploits the machine’s full potential. That is what the Amiga community needs now.

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    • Hi mate,

      Thanks for your comment. πŸ™‚

      You’ve got a very good point there. Creating native and dedicated Amiga software is the way forward. πŸ™‚ Let’s hope, as you wrote, that this will kickstart some new development. I sure hope so.

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  4. I think of actually buying this machine mainly because of nostalgia reasons, but i found out the other day that a AmigaOne 500 is on the way, to a more affordable price. The price was between 8-900 euroes, that makes it worth the investment. Another thing that pisses me off is that commodoreusa uses the orginal Amiga logo, and the cabinet will look very same to the original A1000, A2000 and so forth (see the upcoming A1000 cabinet by this company). This is because they own the rights for the Commodore name, so they can use the Amiga brand. The Commodoreusa stuff runs on pc hardware i5 and i7 cpu’s, so it’s just a regular pc without Windows on it. They use Linux based operativ system that emulates commodore 64 and old amiga software, its called Commodore Os Vision. Don’t be confused by this, the Amiga company was bought when Commodore went bankrupt i 1994! The Amiga company is today owned by Hyperion who developed Amiga OS 4.1 and the hardware is produced by A-EON. The Amiga will never (i guess) be the brand it once was, but for nostalgia and hobby purposes it’s a blessing! So if you are a Amiga user or is interested in the machine, it’s nice to know that you can use the thousands of classic games and software out there, that was produced many years after Commodore disappeared. I think it’s cool that this product is a niche product, it this takes off to the many consumers out there, i think that it’s hard to see what route wee will see the Amiga take. It could be that we will see Amiga OS based machines with intel hardware, to bring down cost production. Even Apple has done this, and it worked. I think if could see even better products on the market if a third competitor is in the game. Then it would Be Apple, Microsoft and Amiga, only time will tell for sure πŸ™‚

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    • Hi Ken,

      First of all I’d like to apologize for replying so late.

      It’s cool that you’re considering an AmigaOS 4.x system. Perhaps you’ve bought one yet? Please let me know. πŸ™‚

      I agree with you points concerning the hardware from Commodore USA. It’s basically re-badged PC’s. They are not compatible with AmigaOS either.

      The future will show what happens. These are for sure exciting times for us Amiga owners. A day or two ago, a brand new PPC accelerator was announced bringing the classic Amiga up to 1GHZ CPU power! πŸ˜€

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