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Old 27 March 2008, 11:13   #1
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Wink Loved the "everything-in-one" style of the Amiga?

Then you might feel comfortable with the new Zero-Footprint PCs from Cybernet.

The article at RegHardware gives the lowdown on it. To be honest, I'm quite tempted to get one of these myself, mainly for the combined advantages of the obvious compactness and the impressive stats (4gb RAM, 750gb HDD, Intel Core 2 Quad). What do you guys reckon?
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Old 27 March 2008, 11:34   #2
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Once you add up any useful extras i ended up coming up with a price of $1,200 ( with monitor ) plus if they are only made in America ( not sure ) then the cost of shipping would push the price through the roof !!... although i would LOVE to get one, so i just shove Linux on it and save on a shitload of desk space and also due to the old school all in one keyboard
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Old 28 March 2008, 22:14   #3
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I always hoped that a eventual new 'Amiga Phoenix' could look like it!
I loved very much the Amiga 500/600/1200 style specially for a computer for no-professional use
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Old 29 March 2008, 05:48   #4
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You are seriously telling me you want an Core 2 Quad,4GB, blahblah coupled with cheapo integrated GFX? Whats the point?

I like the concept though (surprising?), if the hardware would be more balanced - ie having a decent GPU - it would be nice for LANs.
Oh, and an AMD CPU would make it ten times more attractive for me
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Old 29 March 2008, 11:09   #5
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You are seriously telling me you want an Core 2 Quad,4GB, blahblah coupled with cheapo integrated GFX? Whats the point?

I like the concept though (surprising?), if the hardware would be more balanced - ie having a decent GPU - it would be nice for LANs.
Oh, and an AMD CPU would make it ten times more attractive for me
Well if you are PC gaming freak then yes, its certainly not the best choice, but if you are like me and you just want to run something like Linux on it, then its certainly not a bad little choice, if you have the funds to allow it which i don't
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Old 29 March 2008, 11:36   #6
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Funnily enough I do have a soft spot for this style of computer...

...I'm not sure if it's just nostalgia or if it's actually a good idea.

I've come across these before while looking to see if any still made a 'useful' computer in this form-factor. Didn't buy because to me it's too costly, GFX is not good, and it's pig-ugly - not important in a computer? Well, if it's going to sit on my desk with friends pointing & saying 'WTF is that?' it at least needs to look 'cool'.
(There are good-ish laptop GFX cards that they could have fitted in there)

Um, I built a PC into an Acorn A3000 case for the same (cooler?) effect - with a decent GFX card.

Though I take the point about lan parties I wonder if computer built into / mounted behind a TFT is a better solution these days - More room for modern components and their necessary cooling. I can't tell you how hard it was to fit a decent GFX card into a 'wedgie' case...

...oops, rambling - I've had my verbal diarrhea head on for the last few days.
(yum, that's conjures up a pleasant image)
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Old 30 March 2008, 11:28   #7
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If you have money to throw around, and I've said this in the past, that computer would make an awesome emulation/retro machine with its powerful CPU but weak 3D graphics.

Used as a dedicated link to previous games and systems, it would be a nice addition to anyone's collection.
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Smile Is this how Amiga would look today??







Cybernet ZPC-GX31 All in One PC: Inside a Kayboard
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Hmm, looks nice, but there is no option for a graphics card. I also think that this thing will get quite hot (guess they tossed the graphics card because of that). Also the build in Touchpad reminds more of a notebook.
Anyway, it just looks cool Nice find Anubis
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Should be in old style - gray or white. Touchpad on left side it's bad idea for me.
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Didn't we do this already?
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We sure did and I think there's another similar thread floating around also but too lazy to find it at the moment. Anyway, threads merged
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Old 15 September 2008, 22:37   #14
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It'd be nice if you could buy a bare bones system. Throw out the crap PCB and replace with a glorious A1200 board - uptodate ports are there... just a matter of getting the keyboard to work (keyrah?) sorted
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I've seen several of these all-in-one machines and I'm always struck by how much less attractive they are than what Commodore came up with. Commodore was largely about cost cutting which makes it that much more impressive that their industrial design people were able to come up with designs that still look good today.
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Old 21 September 2008, 00:18   #17
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I am sorry to point out the obvious, but people, the all-in-ones are called "Laptop" now. They have a built-in screen too. Very convenient.

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I think we are talking about "Everything but the Monitor in Ones" haha. I guess you could call in iMac an all-in-one in the opposite way the 1200 is. Everything is in the monitor instead of the keyboard.

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Old 21 September 2008, 12:35   #19
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Well, the difference is, the Amiga was a more powerful piece of hardware in a very beautiful and compact box, while this is a seriously downgraded piece of hardware stuck in an ugly box.
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Old 21 September 2008, 13:03   #20
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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...
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