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Mar
22

New Commodore AMIGA mini is a modern PC that comes with Linux

by Rob Zwetsloot

Commodore USA has released the new AMIGA mini and the VIC mini, two small form factor PCs with a bit of retro styling, but very new and powerful guts

The folks behind Commodore USA are still trying to make their mark on modern computing, but instead of releasing more retro keyboards with modern components, they’ve shifted their focus to mini form factor PCs. The AMIGA mini and the VIC mini are the result of this, and come with Linux-based Commodore Vision OS.

These tiny systems are designed for two very different markets. While the VIC mini has a very reasonable 4 GB of RAM, dual-core Atom CPU, and a GT 520 that is aimed towards the HTPC market, the AMIGA mini is crammed full of power. With a 3.5 GHz, quad-core i7 and 16 GB of RAM rounded out by a GT 430, it’s a beast of a machine.

Both boxes come with HDMI, DVI, and DisplayPort out, as well as USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports. There’s also Wi-Fi and LAN, and as standard a 1 TB Hard Drive. Prices start pretty high though – $995 (£630) for the VIC mini and $2990 (£1900) for the AMIGA mini.

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