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Amiga brand resurrected as high-end PCs

Tuesday, 28th June 2011 17:37 GMT By Andrew Groen

US tech company Commodore USA is planning to bring back the Amiga as a new brand of high-end PC. They currently have three different models planned that will be suitable for a range of different users.

The models will be the Amiga 1000, 2000, and 3000. The first of which is described as a smaller scale unit that is “elegant and stylish.” While the 2000 model is far larger. According to Commodore, the 2000 is big enough to hold seven expansion cards, an ATX power supply, ATX motherboard, six hard drives and an optical drive.

The 3000 model seems to be more mid-range with a more modest size and capabilities. Yet Commodore says that it’s “a powerful foundation for all your creative and entertainment needs” and that it will be extensively customizable.

The new Amiga models are being announced just a few months after Commodore USA announced it would be bringing back the Commodore 64 with updated components.

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  1. RandomTiger

    This is turning out to be the strangest year in gaming I can remember.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Razor

    This has disaster written all over it.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. The Massive Slag

    I still have a Commodore 16. What a machine.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. NightCrawler1970

    Forgot the Amiga 1200, and 4000???
    I had Amiga 500 with extra memory on the back of the keyboard, later on i bought the Amiga 1200 because it had a Dual chiptype,AGA & EGA.. before you boot, you can change the chiptype… and it was 20MB HDD included wooohooo, no more disks swapping… and in that time, i had loaded and loaded of games….

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Heinekeno

    Booring PC and even uglier desing.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. NightCrawler1970

    @5 Amiga wasn’t a PC, YOU DUMB FUCK!!! let me tell you what so good about Amiga computers…
    It was more a game-console than a PC…

    The Sound was 10x better that a PC that support Soundblaster 16pnp
    Amiga has Build-in GPX card, PC require in that time PCI cards.

    For 500 bucks in the year 1980 a great system mostly for games..
    Atari came out in that time with 600XL and the 800XL and later on the 520ST

    Amiga(Comodore) battled with Atari

    PC was a loner…

    #6 3 years ago
  7. rainer

    Anytime anyone tries to revive the Commodore/Amiga brands it ends in failure so yeah this is a disasters already.

    Anyone who is old enough to have been around when the Amiga was still popular has no interest in buying something that looks like an old computer.

    If they actually put some engineering resources into updating the designs to be more modern they could have generated some interest.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. NightCrawler1970

    Commodore is Done, it will be a waste of money to come with a system 64 it should go allot better with a 1200 body system, 2,5inch HDD, Diskette still selling on the market so thats not the problem…

    But 1 thing, who’s gonna makes the games???? and why should they make games, they already have PS2,PS3, Xbox 360 on the market…

    Commodore will be doomed if they do the restart, i think “Old Gamer, and i, and some others, played on the mighty Commodore in that time…

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Bluebird

    @8: It’s a PC. You can play PC games on it.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Golden

    Excellent, time to dust off Fiendish Freddy’s Big Top Of Fun.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. 2plus2equals5

    I want a REAL new amiga, not a stupid pc with the amiga logo on it :(
    The amiga 500 and the commodore 64 weren’t simple pcs, but perfect pc/console hybrids.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. drewbles82

    I loved the amiga, the fact you could go over to a friends house, copy every single game, then goto another and before you know it, you got like over 500 games. So many classics North and south, kid gloves, Hunter, Pang. Xbox live arcade could make loads of money redoing some of the games.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. NightCrawler1970

    Impossible mission, and many more here a link of all the classic Amiga Games… http://eager.back2roots.org/ and http://www.lemonamiga.com/
    Great memories…. when i see the game-list :D

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Grimrita

    Didnt they already try and fail on this? Most gamers build their own systems and hardly go for a branded high end set up. Look what happened to Alienware once D(H)ell purchased them..

    #14 3 years ago
  15. NightCrawler1970

    @14, A real computer geek, build his own system, mainboard and memories is about $1000, than the accessories, Case, keyboard mouse, 2 monitors, GPX card.

    Full system running under $2500,-, now talking about “Alienware” just the name only you paid $2000,-, than the computer and accessories, another $2000,-, plus S/H and sale-Tax depend from where you lives, $4250,-, thats almost twice “you build ya own computer”….

    I never bought “high brand name computer”, always build my own… than nobody can’t be the blame than your self…

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Zurtech

    I know it’s got nowt to do with these new models but I used to love my(brother’s) Amiga when I was growing up. ^_^

    #16 3 years ago
  17. mojo

    2 nailed it.

    #17 3 years ago