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Internet News   Internet News : Portable Amiga in the works, rumor mill starts churning
   posted by Petah on 23-Oct-2011 9:23:43 (27236 reads)
Although not yet officially announced, a new and portable Amiga is getting prepared for launch. According to a statement made by a spokesperson of AmigaOS developer Hyperion Entertainment, the Amiga - for the moment referred to as a "netbook" computer - is already running AmigaOS in a yet-to-be-disclosed version.

Supposedly, the new netbook Amiga is will be "sourced in a special configuration from an OEM". The manufacturer in question is, just like the price tag, the launch date and the hardware specifications, currently unknown paving the way for further speculation and rumors. The netbook Amiga will set a mark in computer history as the first portable Amiga to see the light of the day since the Amiga 1000 was introduced to the US market in 1985.
    

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Shufflepuck 
Re: Portable Amiga in the works, rumor mill starts churning
Posted on 23-Oct-2011 15:28:02
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My bet is on a 12" LimePC Z9:

http://www.limepc.com/z9.shtml

CPU: Freescape PowerPC 800Mhz MIPS (Ssolie mentioned an e300 core, could be the MPC5121e with PoverVR GPU?)
Memory: 256Mb DDR II (or 512Mb optional)
Storage: 4Gb (8Gb or 30Gb optional, support up to 32Gb)
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b/g, 3G support (optional)
Battery: Lithium-iron, 3400mAh
I/O: 1*RJ45, 2*USB2, 1*SD Reader, 1*VGA Output
Colors: White, Black, Pink, Yellow, Blue, Green
Dimensions: 252mm*172mm*32mm
Weight: 0,9Kg (including battery)

Whatever the configuration/processor: count me in for an AmigaOne laptop/netbook!

PS: Amiga Portables: http://www.amigahistory.co.uk/portamiga.html

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kas1e 
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Posted on 23-Oct-2011 15:56:42
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If it that one, with 800mhz and all the stuff you mention here, then it will be 5+.

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Deniil715 
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Posted on 23-Oct-2011 16:11:51
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Cool!
I'm sure I'll have some pocket change left after the X1000 purchase

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sicky 
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Posted on 23-Oct-2011 16:14:29
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Well you can count me in for one, just perfect companion for my SAM460, completes the family

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metalmac 
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Posted on 23-Oct-2011 16:53:11
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Count me in to!!!!

This is the machine I have been waiting for!
Now if MorphOS team could make the buterfly on it to
it would be the perfect dualboot machine!!

I want it now!

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djrikki 
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Posted on 23-Oct-2011 16:56:52
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Count me in to. I'd buy a Netbook Amiga in a heartbeat.

Last edited by djrikki on 23-Oct-2011 at 04:57 PM.

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nikosidis 
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Posted on 23-Oct-2011 16:59:20
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That one looks nice. If it is that one or something like it, I will buy one too :)

www.aspireos.com

Last edited by nikosidis on 23-Oct-2011 at 04:59 PM.

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djrikki 
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Posted on 23-Oct-2011 17:16:39
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Story on OSNews:

http://www.osnews.com/story/25251/AmigaOne_X1000_To_Ship_by_Year_s_End_Amiga_Netbook_Announced

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vox 
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Posted on 23-Oct-2011 17:30:21
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Great news indeed!

Even 3D can`t be expected, finally there will be portable OS4 system,
and seems it will be cheapest.

Hope performance will be between Classic and SAM 440

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Trixie 
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Posted on 23-Oct-2011 17:32:11
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Count me in! Just what I need.

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pavlor 
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Posted on 23-Oct-2011 17:48:06
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@vox

5121e has PowerVR Lite GFX chip that supports 3D (however, drivers would be problem there).

Quote:
Hope performance will be between Classic and SAM 440


5200B 400 MHz in Efika is half as fast as 440EP 666 MHz in SAM (integer operations) - roughly on the level of 250 MHz 604e. 5121e ("successor" of 5200B) has bigger L1 cache(s), so it could be even a little bit faster.

I think it could be fast enough for 1500 CPU cycles in DosBox (sufficient for games up to 1991/1992) or even Hatari.

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Templario 
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Posted on 23-Oct-2011 17:50:20
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And the price? I'lll hope that it will be less expensive than X1000.

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Toaks 
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Posted on 23-Oct-2011 18:09:09
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Count me in too!, actually i'd pay loads for it too :)

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Mikey_C 
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Posted on 23-Oct-2011 18:35:11
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netbook is rumoured to be around the $300 and $500 USD

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1Mouse 
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Posted on 23-Oct-2011 18:43:40
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I'll take one as well, been looking for a new laptop so why shouldn't it be an Amiga laptop

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Slash 
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Posted on 23-Oct-2011 18:52:36
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For crying out loud, port AmigaOS to x86 already and be done with it... all of this 'hardware' wouldn't then be a problem! Imagine, triple booting your Mac Book Air with Windows 7, OSX Lion and AmigaOS 4.x... your userbase, and sales of OS4 would increase ten-fold!

Sigh... I don't understand some of the business sense behind the powers that be!

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Posted on 23-Oct-2011 19:09:14
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Let's all drive the exact same car which you can buy in any color of choice as long as it is black!

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Kicko 
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Posted on 23-Oct-2011 19:10:44
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I would also like to have all on my Asus i5 laptop. Windows and OS4. But im happy that there will come a ppc netbook rather then no netbook :) Good news.

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TheAMIgaOne 
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Posted on 23-Oct-2011 19:21:50
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Slash, would you like to attempt to recode years worth of 68k and PPC code to intel, oh and btw, we want you to do it for free.

PPC has its benefits which you obviously dont grasp, in terms of a laptop/netbook , think of the heat reduction properties.

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AP 
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Posted on 23-Oct-2011 19:27:09
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This is just greatI will buy one for sure!

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