Feeds

Commodore outs Linux-running Amiga Mini desktop

Poor man's Mac Mini?

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Commodore's Amiga OS was rapidly out-evolved by the Mac OS, and the latest Amiga hardware seems caught behind the Apple curve too.

Enter the Commodore Amiga Mini, a squat, compact desktop PC that owes its looks to the Mac Mini - of three years ago. Like 2009's Mac Mini, its footprint is 197 x 197mm square, and it's 75mm tall.

Commodore USA Amiga Mini

Amiga Mini...

Apple Mac Mini circa 2009

...and Apple inspiration?

If the design is a tad old fashioned, the spec isn't: this boy packs a 3.5GHz Intel Core i702700K CPU, Nvidia GeForce GT 430 graphics with 1GB of VRam, HDMI and DisplayPort output, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 support, a Blu-ray drive, and 2x2 802.11n Wi-Fi.

Commodore USA Amiga Mini

300GB and 600GB SSDs are expensive options, or you can settle for a cheaper 1TB hard drive. Commodore USA - the latest of many owners of the brand - wants $345 (£218) for a barebones unit or $2495 (£1579) for a fully kitted out unit. Ouch.

If you want something a bit less Maccy, the Amiga Mini is also available in black. Shipping worldwide is free.

Commodore USA Amiga Mini

And the OS is… Amiga OS. Actually, no it isn't. It's Commodore OS Vision, a version of Linux tweaked for a retro feel. You can download it separately for a look-see from Commodore USA's website. ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Chipmaker FTDI bricking counterfeit kit
USB-serial imitators whacked by driver update
Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?
The Fourth Amendment... and it IS better
DOUBLE BONK: Testy fanbois catch Apple Pay picking pockets
Users wail as tapcash transactions are duplicated
Microsoft to enter the STRUGGLE of the HUMAN WRIST
It's not just a thumb war, it's total digit war
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
FTDI yanks chip-bricking driver from Windows Update, vows to fight on
Next driver to battle fake chips with 'non-invasive' methods
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
New hybrid storage solutions
Tackling data challenges through emerging hybrid storage solutions that enable optimum database performance whilst managing costs and increasingly large data stores.