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Old 18 August 2007, 14:16   #98

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I agree with everyone that mentions new hardware for a new Amiga is just pointless. The days of building brilliant custom chips and motherboard designs for home computers are over and that's what the original Amiga was all about. All we have left now is the OS and it's identity, the hardware side should no longer be considered an issue.

Custom hardware is now left to the moneybags companies who can afford to enter the console market. Even then they usually make heavy losses. It's impossible to create computer hardware at reasonable prices that can out-perform a cheap PC. Fact.

The only logical solution in this day and age is to bite the bullet and take what's left - using cheap PC parts. Essentially, make Amiga OS x86 with seamless classic emulation built in. The only hardware customers could buy that's non-standard would be a nice unique case, keyboard and mouse, but they can run the OS on any PC if they so choose.

Apple have recognized this is the way to go - hardware is now of second importance, marketing, software and image are everything. Even then it's only going to be die hard fans who buy it, but at least it has a chance as opposed to nothing.

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