Commodore builds another Amiga

Of course nostalgia is not want it used to be, and neither is the Amiga Commodore which was so important in the 1980’s.

For months in the 1980s, before we discovered drinking and role playing, our group of mates was divided as to which was better, the Atari or the Amiga. It never came to blows and in the end the Amiga won because there was more illegal software around for it.

Commodore, which has released a retro-fabulous C64x has now released a new small-form-factor PC called the Amiga Mini. While it looks like a 1970’s stereo amp, the Amiga has a 3.5GHz Core i7-2700k CPU, 16GB of DDR3 memory, Nvidia GeForce GT 430 (1GB), a WiFi radio and a 1TB HDD. This drive can be swapped out for a 300GB or 600GB solid state drive.

For your money you get a slot-loading Blu-ray drive by default, internal space for a pair of 2.5-inch drives and the Amiga logo.

It costs an arm and a leg at $2,495 and it runs the Commodore OS Vision. So, an Amiga for a price that a kid can’t afford. The world has just become another shade of wrong.