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Old 21 September 2008, 13:41   #21
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But I was much happier starting that Amiga 500 for the first time than I have been starting any computer since then...

By the way : If you try to use a A500 on a bench in the park you might encounter some problems...
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Old 21 September 2008, 16:35   #22
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The Amiga is much less powerful than a modern laptop. And a modern laptop is smaller than the amiga box.

But I was much happier starting that Amiga 500 for the first time than I have been starting any computer since then...
Obviously, I meant for its time. The Amiga was much more powerful for its time, than that horribly ugly desktop pc in the original post.

You can get rather powerful laptops, but with laptops you pay more than for what you get.
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Old 21 September 2008, 16:57   #23
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I still like it Reminds me of good old times..
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Old 22 September 2008, 13:16   #24
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Obviously, I meant for its time. The Amiga was much more powerful for its time
Apples and oranges, to be honest.
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Old 22 September 2008, 15:29   #25
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Back in the day a friend of mine had an A2000 iirc, I envied that separate keyboard of hers for years, now I want an all in one again.

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Old 23 October 2008, 19:55   #26
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It's always cool to see different styles of PCs / old styles coming into fashion But yeah, these don't have much on laptops. Hate the touchpad beneath the too steeply slanting keyboard, looks very unergonomic.

Now, a full-size keyboard with only alphanum keys without touchpad and roughly the same specs...
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What about this prehistoric thing, one of the early laptops that would crush your legs while using. Personally I could never work out why people would get one of these instead of an Amiga, surely it couldn't be because it had it's own 6" screen could it

Once folded up into it's very small, ahem, I mean large clunky case you could use it as a weapon to stop thugs from stealing it, not that anybody would want to steal this.

Another thing, It could only use DOS, no windows, no mouse, pretty basic compared to the beloved Amiga, I know exactly which one I would of chose given the chance, Amiga wins hands down

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Old 25 October 2008, 00:48   #28
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I'm sure you could play "the house" on the Amstrad and be all smiles?
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Old 22 November 2008, 13:20   #29
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A600 style PC

This one is new to me.

http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/03...e_pc_cybernet/

Apparently you can fit a quad core in there.
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Old 22 November 2008, 13:22   #30
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This is old news. More the size of an A1200 than an A600.

It's basically just a laptop in a desktop case without the screen.
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Old 22 November 2008, 14:04   #31
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But recalls nonetheless a very common design.
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Old 22 November 2008, 15:38   #32
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Smiley looks like you missed this thread from March.
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I was just going to say that. Hardly A600 either as it has a keypad. More A1200
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The A600 and A1200 (and C64C too) looked awesome....the A500 looked a bit naff....like someone left a C128 on the fire and it melted Well at least Commodore improved, Atari went backwards. The original ST was a beautiful design the 520STE STFM was not so good, like a wood carving! haha

That machine looks damned ugly though, the keyboard isn't even a decent one it is a flat crappy laptop keyboard FAIL!
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