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SinclairUK QL for less then 800$


a) Buy Zotac Zbox

b) Buy Amiga stickers, see Amiga resource list and STICK EM!

c) Download Linux Mint

Follow these instructions 

Or buy it for $1000 – $2000 range here if you are laisy rich boy.

d) Send congrats to CommodoreUSA for doing their daily job

Same as with SinclairUK QL machines here 🙂

Introducing the new Sinclair QL mini

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SinclairUK are proud to announce the immediate availability of the first Sinclair QL computer in about a billion years or something, the QL mini.  We did intend to launch yesterday but feared that it may be seen as an april fool joke and not an actual real product so delayed for 24 hours.The new Sinclair QL mini is the only computer with comparable specs in it’s price range, no other computer comes close and no other computer at any price allows you to do so much with an official Sinclair sticker on the front.

The new QL mini is only available in traditional Sinclair kit form as it reduces the cost to the consumer and to save you even more money we have decided that you would be better off sourcing the parts yourself as it means we don’t need to pay for a huge warehouse to store everything, therefore passing the savings on to you.

To obtain your new Sinclair QL mini please follow these instructions.

1,  Purchase these parts from your favourite vendor.
* ZOTAC Z68ITX-B-E
* intel core i7 2600K 3.5GHz
* 1TB SATA hard drive
* 2 x 8GB DDR3 SO-DIMMs
* intel mini-PCIe wireless card
* wesena HTPC ITX2 case
*Sinclair Badge for the front of the case (only available from SinclairUK for just £1000+VAT)

2, Assemble all the parts, training courses should be available in your area if you don’t know where to start.

3, Send the receipts for the parts you purchased to SinclairUK so we can verify that your new computer meets the QL standards.

Once all these steps are completed, you have affixed the Sinclair sticker to your case (this is the most important part) and installed Sinclair OS you will now be the proud owner of a brand new Sinclair QL mini, the greatest mini desktop computer with a Sinclair badge available today.

You will receive a Sinclair UK welcome pack containing warranty information (only covers sticker peeling) and a CD-R disc containing a couple of emulators we downloaded.

Why buy a bog standard PC that doesn’t say Sinclair on it when you can have a Sinclair QL mini that does.

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Sven Harvey takes a look at new CommodoreUSA Amiga Mini


Commodores Amiga?

Sven Harvey Micromart UK  takes a look at new CommodoreUSA Amiga Mini

The new Commodore in the USA is now the only Commodore after its taken control over the brand.

It`s also licenced Amiga brand from Amiga Inc., and it has been working on uniting the brands for quite a while.

The product that was to be the first „Commodore Amiga“ since 1994 has gone true lot of changes since the agreement was reached between the two companies, while Hyperion Entertaiment quite rightly challenged the agreement following the settlement that awarded it an exclusive perpetual worldwide right to the brand, at least in some form.

Commodore had planned on doing new Amiga 1000, 2000, 3000 and so on, but the first product to break cover and become available to order is in a 7,5 x 7,5″ mini-ITX case.

The Commodore Amiga Mini will be available in silver or black and is distinctive in that it features a molded-in Commodore „chickenhead“ logo on the top of the casing, while and embossed Amiga logo (in the original form) adorns the front of the casing along with the silver Commodore Amiga case badge very much in the traditional style.

There are few confusion on the Commodore website regarding the specifications. In one place it seems to suggests 16GB RAM comes as standard whereas elsewhere it sais 4GB. Filtering the pages it seems the standard specification was originally going to be what is now the highest end, but reaction to the pricing has resulting in lower specs being available.

The motherboard is of mini-ITX form factor and comes with 1GB (DDR3) nVIDIA GT430 GPU board as standard. From there you can choose processor, either a dual core i3-2130 at 3,4Ghz, quad core i5-2500K, or the quad core i7-2600K.  Memory can be configured as 4,8 or 16GB, while blue ray slot loading optical drive (with DVD R/RW) comes as standard. A 1TB hard disk is the default option, while 2 SSD options are available.

The machines comes with CommodoreOS Vision – a customized Linux distribution based on MINT and Debian with bunch of pre-installed software.

Sounds all very PC doesn`t it? There is a reason for that. This is no more an Amiga then HP laptop from TESCO. The name is on it, but no Amiga-related technology resides within the hardware nor the software. Amiga Forever isn`t even bundled, thou it is suggestion on Commodores site that machine can run 16-bit and 32-bit Amiga software. The question is how because without Amiga Forever package, it cannot legally include the Amiga kickstart ROM code …

With pricing ranging from USD 1 500 up to nearly 3 000$ including 600GB SSD option, its a good job. The casing is available as barebones (thou this included the blue-rays sloat loading drive) at 345 USD.

The question is, without AmigaOS, should it have the name at all?

Find out more at http://www.commodoreusa.net

AmigaOne X1000

Following the complete sell out of the AmigaOne X1000 first contact systems, A-EON has commissioned further run of initial systems, so if you are happy to spend the money and get sonething really different running the AmigaOS 4.1 (and soon 4.2) you might want to keep an eye on www.amigakit.leamancomputing.com/x1000/

Sven Harvey has been our Amiga specialist for over 12 years, drawing on his vast computing knowledge which is itself the result of 21 years of retailing computer and video games.

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