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Old 22 October 2011, 22:01   #6
desiv
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Well, it answers the question as to who this machine is for....
It's for the small group of people who love AmigaOS4 and are willing and able to spend quite a bit for their machines...

I'm not saying there is anything wrong with that..
It's a valid user base...

It might make more sense to say something like, "You know, we could sell 100 machines to people who will pay around $3000 (with addons and software, etc..)." than to say "I think we could sell 1000 machines at $1500 each..."

I think they picked a much safer target audience...

Selling hardware nowadays is tricky.. In order to compete in a cost effective way, you need a large run to keep the price down, but I don't think the Amiga market has that..

You have lots of people who like the old machines...
But, even if you made a machine that sold for $1000, many of them will say "it's not 68k, so I'm not interested"....

To be fair, even if the X1000 sold for $500, I probably wouldn't get one...
I'd rather spend $500 on my older machines..

I haven't spent more than that on anything new recently.
Wife's laptop was $400 ish.. She loves that, and I got her old one. ;-)
True, I spent about $1000 on my main PC when I got it, but that was ages ago (hint, it's an AMD1800)... I don't see myself spending anywhere near that on ANY PC anymore..

It's a tough market nowadays...

More than ever, you need to make your money on software, and that means making your software run on cheap hardware...

Would I spend $100 on a new AmigaOS that ran on Intel (or ARM, as those are pretty cheap and look to be supported for a long time)...

Hmm.. That's a distinct possibility...
(Especially if it ran on my AMD1800, as I don't use that much anymore.. ;-)

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