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Re: Do we know case design on X1000 yet?
Posted on 6-May-2010 12:55:07
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As you can see - it's not bad case at all.


I bet it is, it is not your "run of the mill, $30 case that will crumble in a year, PSU will die in 3 months" case.

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Can we call it the "custom amiga case"?


I expected something dedicated from AEon. The hype was "first Amiga-Amiga since ages". I know it's expensive to put low run of anything, and this is more reasonable thing to do.

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Yep its a nice case but. Its not got the Amiga look I was expecting. Still things can I get better once x1000 is out. Hopefully we will see X500 some time soon after which might be more like the a500 / a1200 style.

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Hopefully we will see X500 some time soon after which might be more like the a500 / a1200 style.


I see it as an evolution of the A4000T concept rather than to the A1000, A500 or A1200. It's a tower after all! Yeah it would be nice to have some C= grills on the keyboard like the Commodore keyboards but as far as the case goes it rocks! Love the black!

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I would say it's better looking than the original A4000d, or A2000 but not as beutifull as A3000d.
And it seems as practical as A4000T.

(and it cost a lot less than the A4000D cost and, IMHO the performance gap to x86 is far smaller than with A4000)


I wonder if the case specs are identical with this one:
http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=product&prod=32

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@opi

also the second picture is photoshopped. The mainboard has just been pasted in. If you compare the picture with the one from the fractal wesite, you will see that the cables are identically on the same position. A bit lame in my opinion. Keeping enthusiasm high is OK, at the end of the day they need to sell this machines, but faked photos are not realy cool.

I would like to see the real stuff!

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Here is a review of the case: Fractal Design Define R2 ATX Tower Case

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I suspect that the picture of the case door is Photo shopped too. The edges on the boing ball are jut too ragged.

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I suspect that the picture of the case door is Photo shopped too. The edges on the boing ball are jut too ragged.


As long as they have got a contract sorted with 'Fractal' to get the customised cases made eventually, it's a mute point. However, this could be seen as the hyping of the as of yet non-existent elements of the X1000 design! If they ARE glorified Photoshopped photos then this is a poor show!! The jury is out though. It looks like a real engraved 'boing ball' door to me but yes the X1000 logo looks like a Photoshop after thought

It would not be a great advertisment for Amiga transparency!!!

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@opi: >Hm, so AEon will not design their own case, just add a brand (I hope to goats that it won't >be this "embedded boingball") to generic PC case. I guess it will be the same with keyboard.

Yep, but that´s not really new. A-EON/Trevor already said (for example in the interview I had with Trevor for Amiga Future), that the case for the X1000 will not a completely new designed case but a customized case.

BTW: I like the design, it reminds me a little bit of the MacPro. But taste may differ

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Yep, but that´s not really new.


It was for me. I didn't order AF. Thanks for details.

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also the second picture is photoshopped. The mainboard has just been pasted in. If you compare the picture with the one from the fractal wesite, you will see that the cables are identically on the same position. A bit lame in my opinion. Keeping enthusiasm high is OK, at the end of the day they need to sell this machines, but faked photos are not realy cool.

I would like to see the real stuff!

you know, given that i wasn't planning on purchasing an X1000 (due to the price point, and, i'm rather happy with my SAM), i've really tried not to comment on A-EON's marketing strategy.

but i have to say: photoshopping your motherboard onto a stock photo available elsewhere on the web (link) really, really bothers me. it isn't just an issue of a lack of professionalism per se: it casts unnecessary doubts about the entire enterprise.

trevor seems a terrific chap, and i don't want this to sound like i'm not pulling for A-EON, et al, because i most certainly am; but, guys, come on. if you don't have anything ready to show us, don't show anything. the case photo itself would have been enough, surely. i'm sure the motherboard shot itself is genuine, but how hard would it have been to grab one of the fractal cases and actually install the blasted thing instead of rigging up a mock-up in photoshop?

hopefully all doubts will be erased at VCF, but until then, stuff like this just creates fodder for those ready, willing, and able to jump up and down on everything they can to discredit the X1000 project and the forward viability of the platform.



oh, and just for the record, i do like the case A-EON have chosen. even without a silkscreened boing-ball, it looks wonderful. just really looking forward to news from VCF at this point.

-- eliyahu

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Very well said...

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if you don't have anything ready to show us, don't show anything. the case photo itself would have been enough, surely. i'm sure the motherboard shot itself is genuine, but how hard would it have been to grab one of the fractal cases and actually install the blasted thing instead of rigging up a mock-up in photoshop?


That's the thing the 19th June isn't that far away and I for one could have waited until then to see an actual X1000 motherboard in an actual 'Fractal' case with and actual X1000 logo and actual 'boing ball' engraving on the door! What's with all the falseness and mock-ups?

With that in mind it still looks awesome and I hope to see the REAL version soon with my own eyes!

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http://www.a-eon.com/pics/X1000_case.jpg
http://www.a-eon.com/pics/A1_X1000_case.jpg
http://www.sweclockers.com/imagebank/200909/Fractal1001.jpg

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Your right it is the generic photo; wires in exactly the same place and everthing!

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but how hard would it have been to grab one of the fractal cases and actually install the blasted thing instead of rigging up a mock-up in photoshop?

The developers actually did take a photo of the Nemo board inside the case but because of the grief we got about the quality of the original OS4 Install photo I decided to "cut" the board out of the case and paste it into the nice shiny case for the web picture. Some times you just can't win.

The "Boing Ball" graphic is obviously a mock up but it's the artwork that was sent to the case manufacturers to enable them to assess the practicalities and cost the design.

We had received a lot of requests about the final Case design and what you see on the website is what we intend to deliver.

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The "Boing Ball" graphic is obviously a mock up but it's the artwork that was sent to the case manufacturers to enable them to assess the practicalities and cost the design.


It will have achieved it's aim in giving the case manufacturers something to work with! Thanks for clearing this up and I hope you do get to deliver what you have asked for in this mock-up.

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TrevorDick wrote:

The developers actually did take a photo of the Nemo board inside the case but because of the grief we got about the quality of the original OS4 Install photo I decided to "cut" the board out of the case and paste it into the nice shiny case for the web picture. Some times you just can't win.

ok. that is a perfectly reasonable explanation. please, just do us a favor: if we start getting a flood of FUD over this -- and hopefully we won't -- could you post the original shot?

i realize that VCF is in just a month or so, but it is good to know there is a real photo on offer if needed.

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The "Boing Ball" graphic is obviously a mock up but it's the artwork that was sent to the case manufacturers to enable them to assess the practicalities and cost the design.

We had received a lot of requests about the final Case design and what you see on the website is what we intend to deliver.

ah. this sounds like they haven't sent back a production-ready version of the altered case. no problem -- it looks to be gorgeous when done. we all wish you and A-EON much success. very much looking forward to photos from VCF in a few weeks....

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Thanks for clearing that up! Maybe providing BOTH original *and* photoshopped photos would please everyone? (OK, not *everyone*, but maybe most people who are actually interested in buying an X1000.)

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If you keep-up your attempts to upset OS4 fans, maybe one day people will take you seriously. Or not.

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