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Amigaworld.net News   Amigaworld.net News : Introducing the A.L.I.C.E. Laptop
   posted by amigakit on 13-Nov-2015 21:51:24 (13191 reads)
Introducing the A.L.I.C.E. Laptop
A Laptop Incorporating a Classic Experience


Sacramento 17th October 2015
A-EON Technology is pleased unveil the A.L.I.C.E. prototype at AmiWest 2015. A.L.I.C.E. is an x86 laptop that boots straight into the AmiKit Classic Amiga environment.

A.L.I.C.E. utilizes ordinary PC Laptop hardware to achieve extraordinary results. A truly immersive "Classic" experience has been created in a modern portable package by leveraging commodity hardware and existing emulation solutions. The core of A.L.I.C.E. is Amiga Forever and the freely available AmiKit software environment running on top of Linux. The Linux environment is completely hidden, but easily accessed if desired.


A.L.I.C.E. also includes a "Rabbit Hole" feature which integrates both Windows and Linux applications into the AmiKit environment. Amiga document and media files now open up in Libre Office, MPlayer, Firefox, etc. In fact any application that can be installed under Linux can be run from the AmiKit workbench. A.L.I.C.E. also provides a platform to easily access AMIStore and all of the upcoming software releases planned for Classic Amiga users. Exclusive add-on features are also planned that will only be available to A.L.I.C.E. users.

Jn Zahurančk, the developer of AmiKit said, I have been dreaming about a portable Amiga computer ever since my real Amiga desktop could not keep up with my travel plans anymore. The A.L.I.C.E. laptop is the dream come true. Actually, the reality is more beautiful and more feature rich than the dream itself!

Trevor Dickinson added, "I've always been a big fan of Amiga Forever and the AmiKit distribution but running an Amiga on top of Windows always felt a little clumsy to me. Several years ago I came up with the A.L.I.C.E. concept for a Classic Laptop but it has taken the combined skills and talent of the A.L.I.C.E. team to make the idea a reality. Amazing-ly, not only is A.L.I.C.E. portable it also delivers a lightning fast Classic experience.

In addition to AmiKit, A.L.I.C.E. Can also boot into standard Linux and Windows environments and can support AmigaOS 4 Classic if the pre-requisite PicassoIV and PowerPC ROMS images are supplied.

The A.L.I.C.E. Team includes Jn Zahurančk (AmiKit), Ken Lester, Toni Wilen, Rex Schilasky, Kevin Saunders, Michael Battilana (Cloanto) and Pat Wall & Trevor Dickinson (A-EON)

www.a-eon.com
    

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amigang 
Re: Introducing the A.L.I.C.E. Laptop
Posted on 15-Nov-2015 19:55:57
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Really like the idea, sounds a bit like aros aeros.

So will you be able to buy the software on its own or is just with the laptop.

I have to say however I kinda had my Amiga mobile fixed thanks to aros running really well on my old acer aspire netbook, which now netbooks have died off due to tablets you can pick them u for around 30 on eBay and great little device just wish the battery lasted longer.

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Re: Introducing the A.L.I.C.E. Laptop
Posted on 15-Nov-2015 19:58:48
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So...why a dedicated laptop since everything mentioned should run on any (old) x86 device?


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So a Linux laptop that boots straight into UAE? Should be nice for those who want an amiga laptop, but don't want to have to learn the Linux boot process just to play a few games. What I'd like to know is what laptop they're using as a base... there are some nice low end laptops that could fit the bill (especially if all you're going for is a 7MHz A500 in laptop form factor), but then there is also a lot of cheap crap.

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Well, there is the "PPC" aspect mentioned in the press release.

I guess the speed of the PPC emulation/expirience depends how far they plan to push the
ram and graphics card utilization.

Considering the team listed I have hopes for some serious improvements.

But Id really like to see some demostration before making judgement

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Any chance of a video to see it in action?

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I really like this idea. An Amiga-crafted PC laptop which can run Amiga, Linux or Windows applications is some sort of wet dream for the die-hard Amiga lover. I like the form factor of the units in the press release, I hope that specs will be good as well and different keyboard layouts will be available for different countries.

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@pavlor:
Quote:
OS3: 1.5 GB
OS4: 128 MB

I reach 1.8GB with WinUAE/OS3, with 64MB of RTG video memory.

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Jan Zahurancik has held a presentation of AmiKit and A.L.I.C.E. at AmiResE.T. in Rzeszw (Poland) just about yesterday. There should be a video some time soon. Also, the demo computer he brought was an Acer Aspire V13 (dual core Intel i3 at 1,7 GHz and an Intel HD 4400).

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Hi, where is the video?

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