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A new Commodore computer called the C65 and based on a unreleased prototype Commodore were working on and it looks to be very similar to the Spectrum Next which was rolled out a few months ago. Your not able to buy it yet as the YouTube states but if they can get the price right they might be on to something here  especially if it can run as a Amiga as well.

 

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Definitely looks great, and its amazing how technology has changed .... games running a 2mhz and games today running in 3-4k range 🙂

Was nice to see a HDMI port on the back since its getting pretty hard to find the rgb these days. The price would need to come down considerably for me to grab one of these or add more functionality too it like @Pinback mentioned maybe add Amiga rom functionality. I don't remember them stating max size of the MicroSD it supported? But I am sure you can fit the entire C64 library on a 32GB haha

 


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They are supposed to be building a new Amiga after this......just sayin. 😉 


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I 've bought an C64mini, and I had a blast with it!! 


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I lost count as too how many new Amiga their have have been in the last 10 years 🤣 but it will be interesting to see if they add the other Commodore machines to the C65.

Was toying with buying a C64 maxi but in the end decided not too.

 


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The problem is these folk want to improve it when all that's needed is a remake that sticks closer to the original's specs, say an A1200 with something like an 060 chip and some extra RAM and an SD card drive would be nice

 


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The problem is these folk want to improve it when all that's needed is a remake that sticks closer to the original's specs, say an A1200 with something like an 060 chip and some extra RAM and an SD card drive would be nice

 

Exactly also some way to attack a cd rom drive, have been looking at the new Raspberry Pi 400, looks promising but it's still an emulator at the end of the day.

 


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That's a cool machine Pinback! Bit fiddly to get up and running tho. What I'd like to see, if folk want to bring out a new feature packed proper Amiga, is a big box remake. Say something like an A3500 or A4000T? Start with, what was, the very highest end Amigas, like those machines were, then stick modern processors, high end graphics and sound capability and crucially, one of the later Amiga OSs adapted to use it's hardware with the option to go full on classic Workbench 1.3 to 3.9 at the touch of a button. Having a set original proper ROM chips would be nice but I guess I'd settle for emulation as long as it does not intrude into the actual retro Amiga experience. I loved using 3.9 in my A4000 before it died as it was what Workbench could have been had Commodore made it to the millennium. Likely, as an old Amiga user, that's what I'd spend most of my time in. For me, I don't want any faffing around with downloading ROMs and setting up emulators. All that just underlines to me it's all fake and I might as well just stick to using Amiga Forever on my PC. No, none of that guff please. I just want to switch the machine on and "it's an Amiga", just like my classic ones I already own, simple as that. It might still, at the end of the day, be faking it, but it's as close to the real thing as possible except it's very powerful. Imagine something like V'Ger from the first Star Trek movie; it has all this capability but at it's heart its still a good old Amiga. That's the point.

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OH! One more thing! It also must come with this pre-loaded. It won't make much sense to you younger folks out there but to us oldies.........yes 😏

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That Pi 400 is far too Jobsian - make it black!

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I think it might have helped if they had varied the colours of the Pi 400 keyboard to look more like an Amiga's function keys but your right, very "Apple" looking.


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The Armiga was promising Amiga clone, box thing but it no longer being made although something similar but with a keyboard might have been a better way to go.

 


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I remember the Armiga, it was a step in the right direction but it needed more, much more. I did much more than just gaming with my Amigas so I would need a fully working Amiga OS, in effect a fully working Amiga.

Here, this will give you a laugh Pinback; Workbench For Dummies, a period piece from back in the day.


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