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Posted on 18-Sep-2003 17:43 GMT by Peter Gordon115 comments
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Soft3 have posted images of the new Mini-ITX formfactor AmigaONE Lite.

You can see them here!
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 1 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by Emeric SH on 18-Sep-2003 15:50 GMT
What are the final specifications, anyone?
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 2 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 18-Sep-2003 15:55 GMT
Is that Articia S? Eoooow...
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 3 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by hooligan/dcs on 18-Sep-2003 15:57 GMT
A way to right direction sizewise!
BTW, not knowing anything about the board, whats that ATI Radeon chip over there?
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 4 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 18-Sep-2003 16:00 GMT
Everytime there are news about MorphOS, some red troll must come up with some vapour crap and most it ASAP to ann.lu.

Strange amigaland.
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 5 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by Christophe Decanini on 18-Sep-2003 16:00 GMT
- I like the small form factor.
- I wonder why there is not a PCI extension slots which would let the option to add a PCI slots daughter card for those who would may want to put it in an intermediate size case.
- Onboard video is great for really small boxes integration.
- Firewire and Digital output would be appreciated.
- Is it regular SDRAM memory ?
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 6 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by Peter Gordon on 18-Sep-2003 16:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (hooligan/dcs):
I would say that the big chip clearly labelled "ATi Radeon" would be something to do with an integrated ATi Radeon chipset ;) Just a guess, of course...
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 7 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by Peter Gordon on 18-Sep-2003 16:01 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (Christophe Decanini):
Rose has confirmed on AW.net that you can put a PCI riser card in that PCI slot.
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 8 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by Christophe Decanini on 18-Sep-2003 16:03 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (Christophe Decanini):
DVI out would also be very appreciated for LCD/HDTV users.
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 9 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 18-Sep-2003 16:03 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (Peter Gordon):
Who is rose? Wife of the MAI developer?
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 10 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by Emeric SH on 18-Sep-2003 16:04 GMT
And the pricing please :)

It's a much more impressive product than the vast, almost empty original AmigaONE board.
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 11 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by Peter Gordon on 18-Sep-2003 16:05 GMT
In reply to Comment 9 (Anonymous):
One of the AmigaONE dealers.
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 12 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 18-Sep-2003 16:05 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (Christophe Decanini):
> - Is it regular SDRAM memory ?

Looks like SODIMM to me.
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 13 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by Emeric SH on 18-Sep-2003 16:07 GMT
And where is the ram for the radeon? What amount?

Details please :)))
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 14 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by - GALAXY - on 18-Sep-2003 16:10 GMT
I must admit that I like this hardware. Everything onboard, CPU horizontal mounted. Let's see how much it cost.
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 15 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by hooligan/dcs on 18-Sep-2003 16:13 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (Peter Gordon):
Ok, I will rephrase.. :)

what model/specs?
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 16 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by MarkTime on 18-Sep-2003 16:16 GMT
I generally put the motherboard inside a case, and don't spend a lot of time
admiring its artistic beauty....however, its a fine looking slab of silicon.

now, what does it cost?!?
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 17 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by Sam Smith on 18-Sep-2003 16:42 GMT
Looks very cool. Now all we need is a cool Amiga 1200/500 style integrated case.

I think Amiga Inc. need to think about their numbering system. It would be nice if the model names continued from where they left off.

Sam
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 18 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by Johan Rönnblom on 18-Sep-2003 16:48 GMT
Looks much better. Now, what will be out first, this one or the Peg2?

Lack of AGP and some other stuff is a drawback I guess, but
it's slightly smaller and that will be attractive for some. But of
course, price is a major issue too.
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 19 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by takemehomegrandma on 18-Sep-2003 16:49 GMT
Looks nice! The MiniITX form factor is very interesting IMO. Allthough it's not very expandable, it's kind of suitable for some purposes. I have two VIA Epia mobo's in that form factor. I wonder what the Price will be for the A1 lite? It will probably be a lot lower than the A1 XE, but it will most definitely be a lot more than the Epias though ...

But why are they still using the Articia S instead of the Articia Sa? Perhaps the pictures are of an early prototype?
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 20 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by Hagge on 18-Sep-2003 16:53 GMT
What kind of built in graphics does it use? Intresting since there are no agp slot.
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 21 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by Hagge on 18-Sep-2003 16:54 GMT
In reply to Comment 20 (Hagge):
seems like some people has already seen a radeon chip so skip my question =)
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 22 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by takemehomegrandma on 18-Sep-2003 16:54 GMT
In reply to Comment 17 (Sam Smith):
> I think Amiga Inc. need to think about their numbering system.

There are a lot of "numbers" Amiga Inc needs to think about, many of them with the prefix "$" ...
:-P

Anyway, regarding numbering system of the "Amiga" computers, I recall that it was said (by Fleecy?) a long time ago that they would only be called "Amiga One", other versions/configurations would still have the "Amiga One" name, not "Amiga Two" or similar ...
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 23 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 18-Sep-2003 17:04 GMT
So, would this baby be able to run OS4 out of the box?
I mean, this ArticiaS thing, is this the same that's
used in AmigaOne G3/G4?
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 24 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 18-Sep-2003 17:05 GMT
BTW, does it have onboard sound?

And it looks like it has 1xPCI slot, right?
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 25 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 18-Sep-2003 17:37 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (Anonymous):
....like every time there a good AmigaOS story, some blue troll
arrives to stir crap up.

its a fair world.
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 26 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 18-Sep-2003 17:38 GMT
In reply to Comment 20 (Hagge):
duh!
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 27 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by Jeff on 18-Sep-2003 17:38 GMT
Anybody else notice there is no floppy connector?
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 28 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 18-Sep-2003 17:39 GMT
In reply to Comment 24 (Anonymous):
you DID LOOK AT THE PICTURES, right?

I guess those 3 jacks on the back are sound. It'd be very strange
if they werent. considering their position, colour etc
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 29 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by Raffaele on 18-Sep-2003 17:41 GMT
I hope this is made only by Eyetech...

My impression is partially negative (IMHO).

And my toughts wonder If at Amiga Inc. they had payed for it, instead of developing AmigaOS 4.0, then they have *REALLY* wasted their money!

AmigaOS 4.0, must have precedence on ANY other project, included MINI-ATX MoBos.

But if at Eyetech they have realized it without affecting AINC balance funds then I will not complain anymore.
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 30 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by EZ on 18-Sep-2003 17:43 GMT
In reply to Comment 19 (takemehomegrandma):
I think they (Eyetech) are going to use the Artica Sa or P in a uppdated
A1 (ATX formfactor) to create a good differentiation between there products.
So that Eyetech gets something in the lines of.

A1 lite = Entry model
A1 = Big box model

And btw, this is all guesswork of course.
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 31 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 18-Sep-2003 17:44 GMT
In reply to Comment 24 (Anonymous):
Nah, they put that stereo jacks and gameport connector (Yellow) there just for the fun ;-)
I wonder, is this mini DIN connector (underneath the red paralel port connector) S-VIDEO out? I guess so which is really cool.
I hope they upgraded to USB2.0.
Seems that they still use the VIA 686B as a southbridge.
The only thing that's missing is an RS232 port......
I wonder what Radeon they use....
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 32 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by EZ on 18-Sep-2003 17:47 GMT
In reply to Comment 24 (Anonymous):
You can put a riser card in there (PCI-slot) thought, which (acording to rose) will give you the abillety to have more then one PCI card.
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 33 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by Don Cox on 18-Sep-2003 17:50 GMT
In reply to Comment 29 (Raffaele):
"I hope this is made only by Eyetech..."

It is surely another MAI design, probably with input from Alan ("We could sell a board with these specs"), and made in Taiwan.



"And my thoughts wonder. If at Amiga Inc. they had payed for it, instead of developing AmigaOS 4.0, then they have *REALLY* wasted their money!"

Amiga Inc are not paying anything at all toward the development of the AmigaOne hardware, except perhaps for the cost of the odd phone call.



"AmigaOS 4.0, must have precedence on ANY other project, included MINI-ATX MoBos.

But if at Eyetech they have realized it without affecting AINC balance funds then I will not complain anymore."

Where have you been? Hyperion are funding the AOS4 project, with a lot of help from volunteer coders, and MAI and Eyetech are funding the hardware. Amiga Inc are funding the DE stuff. The PPC projects may one day bring in some license fees, but cost AInc nothing.

If Amiga Inc find any money, it will go towards debts and making DE game packs.
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 34 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by Raffaele on 18-Sep-2003 17:50 GMT
In reply to Comment 27 (Jeff):
Mr. Jeff wrote:

>Anybody else notice there is no floppy connector?

I wonder it will came connected to USB port (AT LEAST!).

;-))))))

Ciao,

Raffaele
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 35 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by Kjetil on 18-Sep-2003 17:52 GMT
The new AmigaOne lite looks cool,

way add old standards like parallel port and serial ports, they are hardly used any more, new products should not base it self on out dated standards

:D
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 36 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by takemehomegrandma on 18-Sep-2003 18:11 GMT
In reply to Comment 33 (Don Cox):
> "I hope this is made only by Eyetech..."
>
> It is surely another MAI design, probably with input from Alan ("We could
> sell a board with these specs"), and made in Taiwan.

It definitely seems to be made by MAI. Remember the ATIO Hoax, where a MicroATX A1 was "announced"?

Ben Hermans wrote: "Facts: There will be Mini ITX AmigaOne. There are no plans for a Micro ATX board. All the rest is BS."

Priest answered: "Hummm... I recall Alan talking about Lite and Micro ATX models... not about mini-ITX ..."

Ben Hermans answered: "Well, I was over at Mai on July 25 and 26. So trust me, I know what the current projects are and what their development state is."

http://www.ann.lu/comments2.cgi?view=1060781848&category=forum&start=1&45
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 37 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by John Block on 18-Sep-2003 18:18 GMT
I understand that buyers of amigaones have gone overwhelmingly for G4

So the follow up is .....

A G3 board.

Go figure.
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 38 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 18-Sep-2003 18:19 GMT
This seems like a board that people would buy, doesn't it?
If they'd sell this for max, €500-600, then all you
need is a case. Everything else is built in...

I wonder how long the dev. cycle is? Could it be on
sale 2004Q01?
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 39 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by takemehomegrandma on 18-Sep-2003 18:25 GMT
In reply to Comment 37 (John Block):
There is definitely a market for highly integrated motherboards with small form factors. But IMO the price can not be too far away from the VIA Epia, the king of the segment.
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 40 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 18-Sep-2003 18:28 GMT
In reply to Comment 36 (takemehomegrandma):
And if you listen to the panel speach he made on Amiwes you get a completely different picture. Most propably Allan "yelled his ear off" for:

a) giving away his seceret on the panel speach,

or

b) Allan has no plans for making more then one board at the time even though other boards are available from MAI,

which is wy Ben answered the way he did.
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 41 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by takemehomegrandma on 18-Sep-2003 18:38 GMT
In reply to Comment 40 (Anonymous):
Alan "revealed" both the A1 Lite and the MicroATX in Gothenburgh in Mars this year:

http://www.ann.lu/comments2.cgi?show=1060781848&category=forum&number=31#comment
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 42 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by MarkTime on 18-Sep-2003 18:56 GMT
In reply to Comment 38 (Anonymous):
quote:
If they'd sell this for max, €500-600, then all you
need is a case.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>..

HA HA HA, very funny, don't give them ideas.
300 dollars is the max the general market would stand on a product like this.

Most of the blind, amiga worshipping... unstable mentally ill, with bad breath,(sorry, I'm kidding))....they've already purchased
their 800 dollar motherboards, I assume they are introducing this
product because they are going to introduce something the general
marketplace might take seriously.
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 43 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 18-Sep-2003 18:59 GMT
In reply to Comment 42 (MarkTime):
If they'd sell this for max, €500-600, then all you
need is a case.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>..

HA HA HA, very funny, don't give them ideas.
300 dollars is the max the general market would stand on a product like this.

Most of the blind, amiga worshipping... unstable mentally ill, with bad breath,(sorry, I'm kidding))....they've already purchased
their 800 dollar motherboards, I assume they are introducing this
product because they are going to introduce something the general
marketplace might take seriously.


Of course, I would love to see a pricepoint of $300, but I'm
being realistic about it...
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 44 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by JoannaK on 18-Sep-2003 19:08 GMT
In reply to Comment 13 (Emeric SH):
Basic info (quesswork as seen on those picture)

Onboard gfx, (Ati radeon, with VGA and svhs out)
Memory, Sinlge SO-DIMM slot (laptop-type memory)
Onboard Paralle, game, Audio (no serial?)
Onboard USB and Ethernet.
One PCI slot, Two ide slots (4 devices max)

Open questions.. ..

Where is Radeon's memory .. if it's underside, ok, if it uses shared
memory trough Articis-S then definitely not ok.

Pricing, availability. Yep, even I could find use to this if price
were more in line with normal levels.
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 45 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by Kenshiro on 18-Sep-2003 19:26 GMT
In reply to Comment 19 (takemehomegrandma):
So whats the difference between articia S or Sa? new revision?
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 46 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by MarkTime on 18-Sep-2003 19:52 GMT
In reply to Comment 43 (Anonymous):
Quote:
Of course, I would love to see a pricepoint of $300, but I'm
being realistic about it...
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

No, my friend, that is exactly my point.
With all due respect, there is a market outside of Amigadom, one
that won't pay amigadom prices.

if they can't price it competitively, then they won't be competitive.

It's not about love. I would 'love' for them to be free.
But what they must be, is priced around 300 or less or they can expect
to sell almost none of them. Price is important.

Amiga die-hards may pay 500-600 but after that market dries up, they
can either stop selling them, or drop the price, and if they can't drop the
price, they might as well just drop their plans, because the market IS
price conscious.
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 47 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by MarkTime on 18-Sep-2003 20:02 GMT
In reply to Comment 46 (MarkTime):
You now what, this discussion is the same discussion I seem to make on a constant basis.

'REALISTIC'

what is REALISTIC to the manufacturer, Mai and the seller eyetech, is different from what is REALISTIC to the BUYER.

Don't forget, unless you are some kind of Eyetech plan, you are the BUYER
you are not the SELLER.

as a buyer, you have a choice, an epia motherboard for $200 tops, or less.
Or this board. One is Intel based, one is a PowerPC design.

Of course, a select few of us, myself included, will pay a premium for PowerPC...but wouldn't you agree, that none of us will pay, say 10,000 dollars for a G3 motherboard...good, then you agree there is an upper limit to the premium we will pay. (OK just slap me right now for this method of making a point, what can I say, its late)

I suggest, that paying a $400 dollar premium (taking your $600 price and comparing it to my $200 price), which is alse 3 TIMES the amount.....
is way, way too much, and way out of line...

its a premium that is too high, and the market will balk.

now at $300...that is a $100 premium over the EPIA, or 50%, and its pricey, but the market will accept that, especially with the Radeon built in...its a good video to build in....

could someone make the argument for $400....errrrr I think its too high, but maybe, its stretching the imagination though.

there is nothing 'realistic' about 500 or 600 dollars though, outside the fact that the most ardent of amiga supporters have proven to me that they will spend just about any amount.....but I think eyetech is aiming beyond that market...time will tell.
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 48 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 18-Sep-2003 20:04 GMT
In reply to Comment 44 (JoannaK):
I'm not shure but if you look at http://www.soft3.net/pages/a1lite_nocpu.php
and to the left of the RAM it looks like there's a memory module.
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 49 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by Eva on 18-Sep-2003 20:55 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (Anonymous):
Absolutely agree. This product will never be released and is a joke :(
How can people really think that it's real?
Photos of the A1-Lite : Comment 50 of 115ANN.lu
Posted by Eva on 18-Sep-2003 21:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 39 (takemehomegrandma):
Ehrm but no-one noticed that PEGASOS BOARD ia a MINI-ATX ultra optimized?!?!?!?
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