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TheDaddy 
Re: Whats acube top secret?
Posted on 4-Sep-2011 19:36:45
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@Hondo

I remember the days (3-5 years ago?) when there was nothing. No SAMs, no OS4, just chugging along with my A1200, Mediator, Voodoo, BlizzardPPC and OS3.9.

Those were the times!

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Re: Whats acube top secret?
Posted on 4-Sep-2011 19:38:28
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@Troels

The benefits over a tower is that you could put it in a bag with a mouse and joysticks and bring it with you. Try to do that with a big and heavy tower.

Also don't you bring a mouse and power adaptor with your laptop? I know I do. I don't think that it's such a big difference.

Also if someone sees a computer looking like that they will automaticaly think "Amiga". If they see a laptop it will be just as with the towers, they will think PC and ask themselves what the difference is. With an A1200 like computer the difference will be that there are no such good options on the market at all and nothing screams Amiga like such a computer.

With a laptop you would have to compete with Apple, Sony, Acer, ASUS, Fujitsu etc etc, it would probably be more expensive and who would buy it except from the current userbase?

I would also like to see a laptop but I don't think that it could make the userbase grow.

Also if you want proof that this idea works take a look at the new C64. It is selling becaue of a case! Now I must admit that my nostalgia level rose but then I realized that the fun ends as soon as I hit the powerbutton. With a X500 you would get AOS 4, now that is cool.

It is also funny that you talk about the lack of expanding possibilites. How the heck is a laptop better in that regard? Both the A500 and A1200 got more expansions than any laptop that I've ever seen. You can possibly add RAM, change the harddrive and that's it.

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hotrod 
Re: Whats acube top secret?
Posted on 4-Sep-2011 19:40:40
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@TheDaddy

lol . I remember those days too. The AmigaOne suddenly feals kind of sweet

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Hondo 
Re: Whats acube top secret?
Posted on 4-Sep-2011 19:42:41
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@zerohero

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You need my spare canister of gasoline with that match?


I'm not trying to set anything on fire, but just asking a question because I really don't get the hostility towards AOS, and I'm tired of reading them negative statements again and again.

I honestly don't get it ? - when will the hatred dissapear and turn into something that can grow again. ???

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zerohero 
Re: Whats acube top secret?
Posted on 4-Sep-2011 19:46:18
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@Hondo

Your writing stile resembles the body language of someone very upset, coming at you almost yelling. Maybe you should tone down the use of exclamation and question marks?

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Hondo 
Re: Whats acube top secret?
Posted on 4-Sep-2011 20:02:48
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@zerohero

If you were in my head when I wrote the stuff then you would discover a calm and puzzled thinking behind the words, and no angry feelings.

But as you probably know you can't read a mans thoughts, and therefore also can't judge it based on his writing style. So I think your interpretation of my feelings reflect your own take on it. Maybe you read angry feelings into it, dunno, but that's the last thing I feel here. I'm just tired and sad that so many users here really act like they hate anything AOS

But still I will take your suggestions into account

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zerohero 
Re: Whats acube top secret?
Posted on 4-Sep-2011 20:06:34
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@Hondo

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But as you probably know you can't read a mans thoughts


That's the problem, I don't know how you felt when you wrote it.

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and therefore also can't judge it based on his writing style.


But that is what everyone does. Always.

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puppy 
Re: Whats acube top secret?
Posted on 4-Sep-2011 20:41:26
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According to their comments (in private mail), Acube is not going to provide us with modern accelerator boards for Classic, so we have to stop from dreaming of it from that advertisment:

"Anyway an accelerator board would cost a lot, something close to the price of a Sam Flex. These boards are more modern and more powerful. It would be like placing the engine of Alonso Ferrari on a Smart car"

It is a pitty, and i consider it is Hyperion which should be required to provide these kind of cards since they own rights for AmigaOs.

Come on AEon, provide us!

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fishy_fis 
Re: Whats acube top secret?
Posted on 4-Sep-2011 20:43:02
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Id be pretty surprised if its anything OS4.x related unless its some sort of hardware emulation using sams fpga. Reason for saying this? The 500 in the top corner and the original boing ball demo running on the monitor... definately has a classic amiga flavor.

I'll bet my life savings its not a new OS4.x platform.

@Hondo

Ive also noticed it, but Rose seems predisposed to negativity in general from anything Ive seen posted on any amiga based sites, be it AOS, AROS or MOS. It's not just AOS, Near as I can tell he/she is one of those people that seem to think theyre telling people things they dont know when pointing out things like bang per buck/value/missing technologies/etc., as though its a revelation. One of many "Masters Of The Bloody Obvious" that seem to frequent Amiga sites.
Perhaps ironically these sorts of people tend to know less about the systems they moan about than the people they attempt to preach to (being that the people they preach to actively use said machines).

To each thier own I guess.

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Rose 
Re: Whats acube top secret?
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@fishy_fis

Being realistic is bad nowdays? Maybe TOS should be changed "If you don't believe Amiga World Domination(TM) don't post here".

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cha05e90 
Re: Whats acube top secret?
Posted on 4-Sep-2011 21:05:59
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@Rose

Hm. there are at least two errors in your post:

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Being realistic is bad nowdays?

#1: You're not realistic.

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Maybe TOS should be changed "If you don't believe Amiga World Domination(TM) don't post here".

#2: Nobody claimed for Amiga World Domination here.

Next try.

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zerohero 
Re: Whats acube top secret?
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@Rose

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Being realistic is bad nowdays?


This has nothing to do with being realistic, and you know that. I've said so before, and repeat it here again. You seem stuck in the past, that's just how you're percieved in the forums. Bitter about how things could have ended up.

If you were being realistic, there would be positive things to share as well.

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Hondo 
Re: Whats acube top secret?
Posted on 4-Sep-2011 21:55:22
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@zerohero

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But that is what everyone does. Always.


Yes and that's quite often a problem because one really can't hear the tone something is written in. People should use smileys more.

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Hondo 
Re: Whats acube top secret?
Posted on 4-Sep-2011 22:16:20
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Anyway I'm really looking forward to what Acube is cooking in their kitchen.

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Jupp3 
Re: Whats acube top secret?
Posted on 4-Sep-2011 22:17:49
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@drHirudo

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I also bought laptop - Dell Inspiron, with part of the money saved from the AmigaOne X1000 purchase. But it's not an Amiga for me, whatever OS I put on it.

Not even with official AmigaOS, like Amithlon or AmigaOS XL? You could also run any 1.x-3.9 version with UAE.

So if it's (clearly) not about OS, do you feel "using Amiga" with, say, Sam (which lacks Amiga name) board with a generic gfx card, keyboard and mouse and running only Linux?

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tonyw 
Re: Whats acube top secret?
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@Rose

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Being realistic is bad nowadays?


Maybe you mean well, maybe you're just trying to start a flamefest. Who knows?

What we do know is that you're trying to tell us something we already know and have known for far longer than you have been around.

We don't need a newbie to come along and tell us that we shouldn't be enjoying ourselves.

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QuBe 
Re: Whats acube top secret?
Posted on 5-Sep-2011 5:58:04
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@hotrod

Hotrod... you make some interesting points... if its a tower it will look like a PC (unless the Amiga sticker gives it away), and a laptop... well meh! A1200 case anyday :)

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hotrod 
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Posted on 5-Sep-2011 6:14:13
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@QuBe

The point is that there is nothing that makes you think Amiga as much as a keyboard computer.

But that's not the only point. If they can sell PCs in a C64 case why wouldn't people buy an Amiga in a Amiga case? Especially since it got a lot more to offer being the real deal.

I think that it's better than just standard towers and laptops. If you want to get some new users to the platform I think that would work and like I said I like those models . One model, fixed hardware like consoles. Laptops are good and practical for the purpose of bringing them with you to work or on a train. You couldn't use an A1200 kind of computer on a train or on a plane but on the other hand it is easy to take it with you, you get a fullsize keyboard.

To me it's a good idea, I don't expect that anyone would agree .

I can talk about this from different angels all day but if you think that it's a bad idea it won't matter.

I see lots of good things and if done right there are nothing bad about it that I can see. Everyone here wants a laptop but who outside of this community would buy one? I think that people can get the new Amiga in an A1200 kind of case but an Amiga laptop... it doesn't look like an Amiga so then it's just weird.

Might sound stupid but I have never claimed that people are clever, they buy a PC in a C64 shell .

And unless I expect to have the computer for 20 years there are no need for a tower either IMO. I got my AmigaOne XE in a big expensive tower and do I want to keep it or replace it you think? I would've been happier if it was in an A1200 case. Imagine cool hardware like in the X1000 or Sam 460 but in such a case instead. Come on, it's coooool!

Am I the only one here that would buy one? And you call yourselfs Amigans

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Dandy 
Re: Whats acube top secret?
Posted on 5-Sep-2011 6:44:52
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@Spectre660

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Spectre660 wrote:
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I would put my bet on a lower cost dual core powerpc motherboard.
indeed Amigaone X500 would be a good name.



That was my thought as well...

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Dandy 
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Posted on 5-Sep-2011 7:04:05
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@hotrod

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hotrod wrote:
@amigang

A X500 would be great and makes a lot of sense.



Fully agreed.

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hotrod wrote:

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A tower is a pain in the *** to take with you



That's one of the reasons why it stays at home.

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hotrod wrote:

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but you rarely use a bettery on the laptop anyway.
...



???


EDIT:
Fixed quoting...

Last edited by Dandy on 05-Sep-2011 at 09:07 AM.

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