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Hardware News   Hardware News : Elbox aggressive pricing on Mediator PCI busboards
   posted by DJS on 18-Jan-2005 10:04:41 (2546 reads)
Following the very attractive pricing for the DRAGON Coldfire, the new generation PCI/AGP busboard combined with a CPU card, Elbox Computer introduces aggressive prices for MEDIATOR PCI busboards.

Effective today, the MEDIATOR PCI busboards, the best PCI expansion for Amiga computers, will be available for up to 120 EUR below their previous price points.



New MEDIATOR pricing for customers from European Union is as follows (VAT included, prices in EUR):

MEDIATOR 1200SX 199.95 EUR (was: 289.95 EUR)
MEDIATOR 1200LT4 149.95 EUR (was: 249.95 EUR)
MEDIATOR ZIV 169.95 EUR (was: 269.95 EUR)
MEDIATOR 4000D 259.95 EUR (was: 349.95 EUR)
MEDIATOR 4000Di 199.95 EUR (was: 289.95 EUR)
MEDIATOR 3/4000T 179.95 EUR (was: 299.95 EUR)
MEDIATOR 3000D 259.95 EUR (was: 349.95 EUR)

New MEDIATOR pricing for non-European Union customers is as follows (VAT excluded, prices in US$):

MEDIATOR 1200SX $215.95 (was: $309.95)
MEDIATOR 1200LT4 $162.95 (was: $266.95)
MEDIATOR ZIV $182.95 (was: $287.95)
MEDIATOR 4000D $279.95 (was: $373.95)
MEDIATOR 4000Di $215.95 (was: $309.95)
MEDIATOR 3/4000T $195.95 (was: $319.95)
MEDIATOR 3000D $279.95 (was: $373.95)

About Mediator:
The Mediator PCI busboard line is designed to enable expansion of Amiga computers with a wide range of high-performance, low-cost PCI cards. The following PCI cards are already supported in Mediator busboards: Voodoo5, Voodoo4, Voodoo3, Voodoo Banshee, S3 VirgeDX and S3 Virge PCI graphic cards; Spider Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cards; Fast Ethernet 100Mbps and Ethernet 10Mbps PCI network cards; Sound Blaster 4.1 digital, Sound Blaster 128 and ForteMedia FM801-based sound cards; TV tuner cards.

Compatibility:
Mediator busboards are available for the following Amiga models:
Amiga 1200 in tower: MEDIATOR 1200SX, MEDIATOR 1200LT4
Amiga 1200 with Z-IV: MEDIATOR ZIV
Amiga 3000D in tower: MEDIATOR 3000D
Amiga 3000T (original): MEDIATOR 3/4000T
Amiga 4000D (desktop): MEDIATOR 4000Di
Amiga 4000D in tower: MEDIATOR 4000D
Amiga 4000T (original): MEDIATOR 3/4000T
Any Amiga with Z-III: MEDIATOR 3/4000T

Availibility:
To purchase the product online visit the Elbox Online Store for European Union customers or for customers from other countries.

Enjoy leading-edge engineering and best supported PCI busbords at new cost-effective prices!
    

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Re: Elbox aggressive pricing on Mediator PCI busboards
Posted on 18-Jan-2005 10:56:27
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Nice one Elbox!


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@ikir

these prices are simply


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Re: Elbox aggressive pricing on Mediator PCI busboards
Posted on 18-Jan-2005 11:04:36
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Off-topic:
Are there drivers for the Soundblaster Live! yet? I've got a spare one here which would find a nice home with an A4000.

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Re: Elbox aggressive pricing on Mediator PCI busboards
Posted on 18-Jan-2005 11:07:27
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Nope. I havent seen anything about the Live drivers since
i bought my mediator.
I do have audigy2 in my amigaone :)

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Toaks 
Re: Elbox aggressive pricing on Mediator PCI busboards
Posted on 18-Jan-2005 12:15:17
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the mediator was one of my best upgrades ever done after the 060 but i think people should think twice before upgrading to mediator due to the new cards comming around and that there is no SHARK and most likely never will be either.

68k is more or less dissapearing and as we all know pup+wos is no where to go either with thoose damn 8mb problems.

Anyway to all who still sits on a zorro 2 or AGA or even ecs ...upgrade to mediator and a gfx card, its a whole new area which u wont regret.

nice price cut elbox, shame you guys didnt do it abit earlier.

ps:the mediator is superior to most solutions because of their drivers , the driver support and service is great but the mediator is slow compared to the predator (g-rexx) but you should keep in mind that the g-rexx has no drivers except for barebone stuff (gfx,network and a mere soundcard).

thumbs up elbox.


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Re: Elbox aggressive pricing on Mediator PCI busboards
Posted on 18-Jan-2005 12:58:52
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mmm I have a desktop A4000 with a Mediator4000Di... anyone interested?


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Re: Elbox aggressive pricing on Mediator PCI busboards
Posted on 18-Jan-2005 15:57:00
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I agree with Toaks on almost everything.

As far as Amiga 1200 area goes, Grex 1200 really looked like a superior product for a while, but after DCE stopped producing/supporting it, Elbox had a clear road ahead to the finish line with a good, but clearly design-wise inferior product. In any case, today, if you compare Mediator 1200/SX/Z-IV with Grex1200, Mediator clearly wins due to much, much, MUCH better driver support. As far as fitting each to your tower case, Mediator is easier to fit, and it sits better than Grex, in your tower case.
The 8MB limit is a pain in the ass as far as PPC gaming goes on Mediator. Grex doesn't have this limit and your Voodoo card can use all of the available video ram.
Also, another point for Mediator is the fact that you don't need a PPC card to use it. Grex needs a BPPC, and of the newer (rare) revision 2, in order to be able to use it.

Luckily, there are pretty much no limits/design flaws as mentioned above with A3000 and A4000 versions of Mediator, which in my mind represent the true power of this product and are really the versions to go for.

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Posted on 18-Jan-2005 20:17:15
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Hmmm, very interesting . . .

I am going to wait to see how ACK PPC card looks and hope that he will have one for the 4000.

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dan.hutch 
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Posted on 18-Jan-2005 21:18:53
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Cool, this is good news, think it will encourage people to hang on to their classic machines and maybe a few more to uprgade too. Elbox rocks .

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Posted on 18-Jan-2005 22:22:18
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Good news Elbox. But we are waiting for see Dragon photo and test results


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