Commodore releases new AMIGA mini

Commodore is still around. Releases a new AMIGA mini.

Published Wed, Mar 21 2012 5:29 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:29 PM CST

Yes, it's true, Commodore is still around and making computers. Just today, they have released a new computer called the AMIGA mini. They are billing the computer as a "tiny powerhouse" that's "slick and eye-catching in appearance." It certainly is "eye-catching," but is it in the way they want it to be? Take a look for yourself:

Commodore releases new AMIGA mini |

The new AMIGA mini is powered by an Intel i7-2700k inside a petite 7.8" x 7.8" x 3" enclosure. It features 16GB of DDR3-1333 RAM and this is about where the "powerhouse" portion stops. It features only a GT 430 graphics card which is pretty weak. They say the computer can be used as a home-theater system, a workstation, or a gaming machine, but with only a GT 430, I don't see the gaming machine portion working out too well.

Also, the machine doesn't come with any version of Windows. Rather, it ships with Commodore OS Vision, which is a custom version of Linux that doesn't have very much polish to it. Take a look at the video and judge for yourself:

Now, what does all of this cost? Let's round off the features before you start taking a guess. It ships with a 1TB mechanical hard drive and a blu-ray player. Do you have your guess ready? $2495. You can get a solid state drive for $495 and $995, respectively, for 300GB and 600GB Intel 320 Series SSDs. But, if you are only interested in the case, you can grab it, a 120w PSU, and blu-ray player for only...$345. Just be sure to order today, because the quoted lead time is 4-6 weeks.


Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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