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Hardware News   Hardware News : First Contact AmigaOne X1000 Limited Edition
   posted by TrevorDick on 21-Oct-2011 16:44:26 (3776 reads)
First Contact AmigaOne X1000 Limited Edition

AmiWest
21st October 2011

AmigaKit and A-EON Technology are pleased to announce they are now accepting pre-orders for Christmas/New Year delivery of the "First Contact" AmigaOne X1000 Limited Edition.

Please check the following link for full details together with two additional News Updates:-

* AmigaKit and A-EON Technology form new strategic partnership

* Varisys commits to AmigaOne Platform


http://www.amigakit.com/x1000/newsrelease.pdf


Trevor Dickinson
A-EON Technology
    

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Re: First Contact AmigaOne X1000 Limited Edition
Posted on 21-Oct-2011 17:46:09
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Dear Santa,

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Kicko 
Re: First Contact AmigaOne X1000 Limited Edition
Posted on 21-Oct-2011 17:51:02
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Ill wait and see how much the nonLimited will cost and decide then. Anyway this is great news :)

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Re: First Contact AmigaOne X1000 Limited Edition
Posted on 21-Oct-2011 18:10:48
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If A-EON Technology really means business and expects the world to treat the company seriously, then I humbly suggest - and please pardon my language - that you throw this crap-looking press release away instantly, ask a professional PR company for a proper graphical profile and then release a press release that really promotes the product instead of demeaning it. Frankly put, said press release looks to have been made by a 9 year old kid.

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Posted on 21-Oct-2011 18:22:03
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Why should everything have eye-candy stuck to it, it states the relevent information, thats all thats needed.

Of course feel free to share your wealth in funding some 'suitable' graphic design and pr. lol

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Re: First Contact AmigaOne X1000 Limited Edition
Posted on 21-Oct-2011 18:43:41
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I'm glad there are plans for better PPC systems from A-EON, only question is, will be a 2 year plan or a 3 years on.

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Re: First Contact AmigaOne X1000 Limited Edition
Posted on 21-Oct-2011 18:58:58
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@Petah

It looks totally professional to me. I don't see anything wrong with it.

Care to site any specifics on what you think is wrong?

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KimmoK 
Re: First Contact AmigaOne X1000 Limited Edition
Posted on 21-Oct-2011 18:59:48
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I read (from between the lines) that onboard audio & ethernet is not supported initially (on "first contact").

+ "s a result Varisys has contracted to work on several new development projects to improve and extend the AmigaOne product line”"
"Varisys Technical Director said, “There is some exciting cutting edge
PowerPC technology on the horizon and we are delighted to have the opportunity of bringing this
to the AmigaOne platform
"

Yummy! X2000 coming and/or xorro expansions coming and/or ?

+ "AmigaKit will jointly fund new AmigaOne hardware developments and will
market all future products. "

Interesting.

Last edited by KimmoK on 21-Oct-2011 at 07:01 PM.

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Comi 
Re: First Contact AmigaOne X1000 Limited Edition
Posted on 21-Oct-2011 19:31:25
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Are those" first contact" bords rest of first 125 or 150 betatest batch, that you did not sell?
What if you have 150 potencial "first contac costumers"? Will everyone get X1000?

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Posted on 21-Oct-2011 20:04:10
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I'm a bit disappointed. The price is too high, then the X1000 is such a mirage.

Last edited by AmigaBlitter on 21-Oct-2011 at 08:04 PM.

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Re: First Contact AmigaOne X1000 Limited Edition
Posted on 21-Oct-2011 20:23:13
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Quote:
Prices start from: £1699 (excluding AmigaOS4 license, shipping, handling and sales tax)


Great that it will be out soon, out of my league only thing that worries me is that start sys is 1GB RAM, 500GB HDD, no monitor, no OS 4 and no taxes ... where does the price tag ends? We ll see when the AmiKit start sales

However, having Acube with X500 and Varisys doing X1000 quality of hardware should never again be the case after the Eyetech / Mai Logic failure. Just the price.

But AmigaOS 4 market needs to live on!

And its good to know if X1000 succeeds Varisys could do more, even no commitment is presented here

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Re: First Contact AmigaOne X1000 Limited Edition
Posted on 21-Oct-2011 20:25:29
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Quote:
Are those" first contact" bords rest of first 125 or 150 betatest batch, that you did not sell? What if you have 150 potencial "first contac costumers"? Will everyone get X1000?


Good to see another Serbian (beware: import prices to Serbia may be extreme due to import taxation! that is an extra added problem, not only low standard

These board should not have anything to do with beta testing phase
as are finished product.

Dont see much "earlybird discount" here - it seems this is the price and first contact probably refers only to first announcemnt of sale

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Re: First Contact AmigaOne X1000 Limited Edition
Posted on 21-Oct-2011 20:43:15
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Even more expensive than I expected.

However, I will buy X1000, if it is powerful enough to run eg. DosBox with at least 15000 CPU cycles.

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Posted on 21-Oct-2011 21:40:57
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@Comi

Where did you get the 125-150 number? The beta program was approximately 100 boards and that has never changed.

The "First contact" boards not part of the beta program of 100 boards.

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Re: First Contact AmigaOne X1000 Limited Edition
Posted on 21-Oct-2011 22:33:11
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Petah

Though it isnt a high end designed document, at least the contents are well written and professional. I do agree one of the os4 team gfx guys or a volunteer from the community could have polished it up. I do like the communication and positive messaging. I'm just thrilled this thing is finally out the door :)

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Templario 
Re: First Contact AmigaOne X1000 Limited Edition
Posted on 21-Oct-2011 22:47:39
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Weell, Tomorrow I'll buy one.... when I'll win the euromilions, but 2000 euros A-Eon makes a computer or a Ferrari? are they crazy?(as say Obelix)

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T-J 
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Posted on 21-Oct-2011 23:37:55
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Well, I like the press release. Nice, clean, uncluttered display of relevant information. Very professional.

And speaking of relevant information - First Contact systems will ship with AmigaOS 4.1 Update 5, eh? Good to hear.

And I'm very pleased to read that Varisys and A-Eon still want to do business together. I figured their business relationship was good, but I am pleasantly surprised that Varisys haven't been scared off by the community.

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Posted on 22-Oct-2011 3:54:14
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Well not to sound like as if I dont have any feelings, but,

1699pounds without amiga OS4 license seems a bit harsh on my part of the world. And thats not including postage.

£1699 would equate to $2,600+ in AUD money. I was expecting 2GB RAM for that kind of money, perhaps even a 1TB HDD, and OS4.x license.

If I then add postage that might make it a fair $3000 for this system as I susepct it would be airmailed?

Side Note :

The Wholehog 3 represents the contemporary evolution of a world-renowned lighting console legacy.

Well, Curious, I would have thought in this day in age, modern era, such as in the music industry, many would be going desktop for this arena as well?

Got 1 mate he own central recording studio (check out the website) and he still uses older music ways to do things, ie.enormous table top equalizers, etc.

Got 1 friend he uses Reason for everything on a $6,500 PC that he custom made up for this purpose. Sooooooooo

That concludes my side note.

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Posted on 22-Oct-2011 5:25:48
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I wonder why they used a PDF when a HTML news item would have sufficed.

Also they say to go to AmgaKit to pre-order but there is no news on their site and looking up X1000 returns no machine nor is X1000 listed as machine. Where is the configurator?

I had to go to here to find out anything and I was just testing this link to see if it worked:
http://www.amigakit.com/x1000/

Another thing, they say AmigaOS4.1 Update 5 is included even though Update 4 isn't in realise yet. With OS4.2 being available for download later. But then state it excludes the AmigaOS license? Well, which is it? An expensive machine without AmigaOS or a contraband AmigaOS install? Or is AmigaOS4 actually included?

That doesn't make sense. Beta testing has only started and not all testers have their boards yet. I think this was announced a bit too early. It looks a tad bit unprepared.

Last edited by Hypex on 22-Oct-2011 at 05:29 AM.

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Posted on 22-Oct-2011 10:41:45
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@Hypex
Quote:

I think this was announced a bit too early. It looks a tad bit unprepared.


I think the same. Better was to wait till aos4.2 (for gallium/mesa, new shell, and stuff). Just because for now , without some drivers, with such price, its make no big sense in compare with sam460.

Still, i hope, they will sold the count to cover their invesments and make some profit on it.

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Posted on 22-Oct-2011 10:50:40
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