Sam460LE 1.10 Ghz Pre-Order
- Sam460LE board running up to 1.1 Ghz
- Micro-ATX form factor with enough space for double slot graphic cards
- MicroSD Slot at the rear of the board, so it can operated from the back.
- 1 backplate
- AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition included (OEM license)
OK, I think, that's really not that bad. I don't really "get" the modern Amiga machines that can barely run any software. But it could be a fun machine to stick into some cool case and simply make it a project box. I start to try and mentally justify this kind of endeavor in my mind. Would I use it beyond the 3-4 weeks it might take to set it all up? Could be fun to get a mechanical keyboard for it, I think. My mind trails off...
I read on.
OK so it's going after the PPC market. Got it. So that's a whole world I never really dabbled in Amiga-wise. Could be potentially interesting for a little while.Sam460LE (Limited Edition) is a PowerPC motherboard engineered and produced by ACube Systems and it is totally made in Italy.
The Sam460LE bundle contains:
- 7 USB ports
- Gigabit ethernet
- 4 usable boot media
- The Sam460LE supports 3 expansion slots: PCI, PCIe 1x and PCIe 4x.
Board sounds pretty capable, though. I would think this is aiming directly at the tiny little A-EON market, if there even still is one out there. Does anyone still sell Amiga 4.1 CDs?
Then I get to this part, well below the fold of the initial page load.
I totally get that it is not cheap to make these niche systems in very small quantities. But am I completely off-base wondering why I couldn't just grab a PowerPC G4 1.25Ghz Mac Mini off Ebay and load MorphOS on it for virtually the same experience - minus the PCI slots - for less than $100? Or, for that matter, go make some crazy Raspberry Pi Frankenstein thing. Am I wrong?Please consider this:
This product is a pre-order offer. The final price of this pre-order product will be 739 Euros [approximately $840 US] VAT excluded (European countries should add 22% VAT).
OK! That settles that. I return to sipping my coffee and flick to the next site.