I was never a Commodore 64 guy, I had a Spectrum, but I have a massive soft spot for the Commodore Amiga, which is the computer I upgraded to after the Speccy. So this little Amiga branded release from Commodore sort of tickles my nostalgia bone, but at the same time disappoints me.
You may remember Commodore’s re-release of the Commodore 64 — in a full retro C64 shell, featuring Linux based emulation of classic games. This Amiga re-release is similar, but it’s been shoe horned into a strange little box that bears no resemblance to the original Amiga, which totally negates the nostalgia factor. It still runs the emulator, as you’d expect, and is — technologically — a pretty beefy machine, but I don’t understand the design at all. It’s called the Amiga Mini.
Anyway, here are the specs of the machine.
– A massive 16 Gigs of fast DD3 memory.
– Integrated nVidia Geforce GT 430 Graphics with 1 Gig of DD3 memory.
– The ability to drive 3 monitors displays.
– HDMI, 2-Dual DVI and DisplayPort output. (includes VGA adaptor)
– 7.1 channel high definition sound.
– 6 Gb/s SATA for incredibly fast HD reads.
– 4 USB 3.0 and 4 USB 2.0 ports for exceptional external data access.
– A slot loading Blu-ray drive that can also write DVDs.
– 2 WiFi antennae for outstanding signal reception.
– A 1 Tb Hard Disk to store video and personal data.
– Optional 300 or 600 Gb SSD drive for lightning quick load times.
Also worth noting that Commodore has updated its C64 re-release with better components.
You can find more information about both here.