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Old 19 February 2013, 01:54   #21
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Looks are always subjective but I like it, I think he could have actually made it look even better but was limited by how much it would cost to make.

It's a real shame he couldn't get ACube/AmigaKit to partner up with him and really make something special.
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Old 20 February 2013, 00:45   #22
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That's your statement there which I posted a picture of the A500 to and it simply doesn't resemble that. I've been doing a lot of clearing up on what I'm actually replying to recentely and I'm not sure it's really needed... just stop trying to make it look better than it actually is and we're all fine with what it actually is here I'd say
Ok, don't worry, De Gustibus
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Old 21 February 2013, 15:59   #23
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Cool

This is an interesting concept, I think I might get something like http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/230835975948 this after all, looks like a nice complete system for a media pc or just running AROS for the amiga experience and all for under 200.

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Old 21 February 2013, 16:51   #24
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Using stickers for the letters in keys is an awful way of getting the keys printed. It would wear off very quickly and leave the keyboard with a bad look. Why not use standard key serigraphy?, after all, there isn't multiple language options available, so it would be better looking than using stickers.
Hey, even cusa keyboard of the c64 wasn't stickers!
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Old 21 February 2013, 17:46   #25
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Does it now resembles more the A500 design?

However it's only inspired to the old good Amiga 500, it doesn't want to be its modern replica
Found it!

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Old 21 February 2013, 17:50   #26
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Actually I *really* want one of those

Didn't want one when they were new though, heh
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Old 21 February 2013, 23:38   #27
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Too expensive and also too boxy.
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Old 23 February 2013, 11:06   #28
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44% done

And shortly should be added new interesting rewards
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Old 23 February 2013, 12:33   #29
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Looks like a fingerprint/scratch magnet with an uncomfortable keyboard. White one looks a lot nicer though.
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Old 24 February 2013, 15:25   #30
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Found it!

Gotta admit, the X500 Plus totally looks like this Sinclair model!
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Old 25 February 2013, 00:01   #31
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I've never seen it, when it has been released?
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Old 25 February 2013, 01:31   #32
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Old 26 February 2013, 01:15   #33
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Looks like a fingerprint/scratch magnet with an uncomfortable keyboard. White one looks a lot nicer though.
matte finish could be better...
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Old 27 February 2013, 00:12   #34
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I exchanged some email with Loriano and I asked him about the matt finish in which he replied the following:

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Regarding the matt finish...the keyboards come in a similar shiny finish as the cover, if we change the finish for the cover the two will not match.

This is the keyboard used:
http://www.emprex.com/02_products_02.php?id=349

I can ask the factory but I believe the other plastic they have has some texture similar to the 1541U case I made:
http://www.loriano.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/white.htm
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Old 27 February 2013, 18:30   #35
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As requested by some... Loriano added the BAREBONES X500 Plus as reward.

For those who prefer customising the case themselves

"Get one of the very first X500 Plus computer cases. The fully assembled X500 Plus computer case with black or white powder coated aluminium base and rear, black or white machined plastic sides and cover. Black or white low profile USB, chiclet keyboard with shortened cable and internal USB header. Your choice of LED colour (white, amber, red, green, blue) for Power and Drive Activity. The keyboard will be provided with the U.K. language layout and a free, high quality set of adhesives for your preferred language layout (if required).

Buy or use your own parts such as a Bluray drive instead of a DVD-RW, your own choice of fans, different type of card reader or even a floppy disk drive...remember those?

So the BAREBONES comes WITHOUT a slim SATA DVD-RW drive, NO SATA cable, NO 3.5" internal USB card reader, NO 1x40mm silent fan, NO 1x50mm silent fan, NO silicone mounts.

199

Please don't forget to add shipping cost."

The link is the same you can find in the first message
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Old 27 February 2013, 18:45   #36
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So the BAREBONES comes WITHOUT a slim SATA DVD-RW drive, NO SATA cable, NO 3.5" internal USB card reader, NO 1x40mm silent fan, NO 1x50mm silent fan, NO silicone mounts.

199

Please don't forget to add shipping cost."

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230 for an empty case?
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Old 28 February 2013, 15:32   #37
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230€ for an empty case?
Nostalgia pays a very, very high price.


I never get impressed at how many people would support a project like this.
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Old 28 February 2013, 15:45   #38
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Nostalgia pays a very, very high price.
The people who are feeling nostalgic about late-80's/early-90's computers usually can afford to pay a little extra

Also, it's a bit ironic that a case modelled after the popular gaming machines of the 80's can't house a modern gaming machine
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Old 28 February 2013, 15:49   #39
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But what is really the point anyway? OK you can afford extra: go buy a real system. Why would I want to have a PC in a case like this? I really don't get it.
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But what is really the point anyway? OK you can afford extra: go buy a real system. Why would I want to have a PC in a case like this? I really don't get it.
Good thing is that you don't need to get it. People have differing tastes and needs, so just because YOU don't want something doesn't mean some one else wouldn't want it.
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