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Old 01 May 2010, 16:40   #1
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AmigaKit Named As Primary Channel Distributor

AmigaKit Named As Primary Channel Distributor

London, 26th April 2010

A-EON technology has appointed UK-based AmigaKit, a premier Amiga retail and distribution company, as primary distributor for the upcoming AmigaOne X1000 computer through Amiga market hardware channels world-wide. AmigaKit will be handling all customer and dealer sales inquiries for the new AmigaOne X1000 hardware platform. Details will be available from AmigaKit in the near future.

A-EON director Trevor Dickinson said "We are very pleased to be able to announce this distribution deal with AmigaKit. They have attained a leading position and reputation over the years through diligent and dedicated service to the Amiga market, and we are confident that this partnership will ensure an excellent service to dealers and end users for sales and distribution of the upcoming AmigaOne X1000 computer." Matthew Leaman of AmigaKit added "We are equally pleased to be working with A-EON Technology on this exciting and innovative AmigaOne project"

About the AmigaOne X1000

The AmigaOne X1000 is a new high-end AmigaOS hardware platform scheduled for release during the summer of 2010. By providing the AmigaOS platform with a high power dual-processor CPU, modern interface standards, high-end graphics and Xcore technology, the X1000 will launch a new era of modern Amiga computing.

About AmigaKit

A division of Leaman Computing Ltd, AmigaKit acquired the stock of Eyetech Group Ltd. in 2006, and since then has established itself as a world-wide market leader in the retail and distribution of Amiga hardware and software. AmigaKit is based in Cardiff, in the United Kingdom.

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Old 01 May 2010, 17:41   #2
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Congratulations to the AmigaKit team!
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Old 01 May 2010, 18:04   #3
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nice one

now we want pictures
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Old 01 May 2010, 19:50   #4
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Consider that a measure of considerable achievment...well done Amigakit.
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yeah, i have nothing but praise for amigakit
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Old 01 May 2010, 21:13   #6
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AMAZING! OOOooooh YEAH!
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Old 01 May 2010, 21:38   #7
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Congratz AmigaKit once more
Tbh, I didn't expect anything less!
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Old 01 May 2010, 21:59   #8
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Old 02 May 2010, 12:47   #9
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Congratulations

I'm still sceptical about the x1000 but I would like to be proved wrong and maybe this will push the a-eon forces more

What kind of prices are you considering or are they to be decided? Interesting all the same
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Congrats. Just a shame it is going to be overpriced & underpowered.
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Old 02 May 2010, 15:10   #11
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Will it still be completely backward compatible with OCS, ECS and AGA?
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No classic hardware backwards compatibility at all.

Just like the original AmigaOne and the SAM440.

It's just a new PPC platform, with the Amiga name, running OS4
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Xena gives the X1000 a very flexible, very expandable co-processor. The uses are endless; control hardware, DSP functions, robotics, display - even SID chip and console emulators.
It'll probably be emulated. then again i don't know what you can do with Xena and that custom chip thing.
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Congrats. Just a shame it is going to be overpriced & underpowered.
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 AmigaOne X1000 specs:
 
  • Dual-core 1.8GHz PowerISA™ v2.04+ CPU
  • "Xena" 500MHz XMOS XS1-L1 128 SDS
  • ATI Radeon R700 graphics card
  • 2GB RAM
  • 500GB Hard drive
  • 22x DVD combo drive
  • customised case, keyboard and mouse
  • 7.1 channel HD audio
Ports and connectors:
  • 4x DDR2 RAM slots
  • 10x USB 2.0
  • 1x Gigabit Ethernet
  • 2x PCIe x16 slots (1x16 or 2x8)
  • 2x PCIe x1 slots
  • 1x Xorro slot
  • 2x PCI legacy slots
  • 2x RS232
  • 4x SATA 2 connectors
  • 1x IDE connector
  • JTAG connector
  • 1x Compact Flash
Doesn't look horribly "underpowered" to me... although I'm not sure about the CPU, whether it's "really good" or just "half decent" for the time and age we're in.

If nothing else, we can run Yellowdog :look
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Doesn't look horribly "underpowered" to me... although I'm not sure about the CPU, whether it's "really good" or just "half decent" for the time and age we're in.
It's going to be pretty lame compared to a modern x86. Probably even compared to an x86 from 1-2 generations back.

We won't know 100% for sure until they release some SPECInt or SPECfp results.

Still, it will fastest computer for OS4 if that is your thang.

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The petunia 68k emulation opens up a huge array of "Classic" apps and a few OS friendly "Classic" games.
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It's going to be pretty lame compared to a modern x86. Probably even compared to an x86 from 1-2 generations back.

We won't know 100% for sure until they release some SPECInt or SPECfp results.

Still, it will fastest computer for OS4 if that is your thang.
We could always hope someone developes a new Amiga around the Phenom x6.... dedicate 4 cores for PPC-emulation when needed, and one for 68kemulation, also when needed. when neither is needed, full speed 6core for the "normal" OS
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Congrats amigakit..
i wish this machine has a compatibility with classic models? 680XX CPU,s ??
or we talk for another new model PPC again?
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Congrats amigakit..
i wish this machine has a compatibility with classic models? 680XX CPU,s ??
Petunia....
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Petunia....
For real classic compatibility, just like a PC you'll need to run UAE. But the OS4 port is very old and has non of the newer features of WinUAE.

If classic compatibility is what you're after then stick to OS3.x and a classic or MiniMig type FPGA.

If you want to run OS4 then this is for you.
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