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A1222plus Early Adopter Programme (Tabor)
« on: January 13, 2020, 08:39:10 am »
A1222plus Early Adopter Programme has launched!

http://www.a1222plus.com

Very keen to know everyones thoughts on this - especially with consideration for Vampire V4?
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Re: A1222plus Early Adopter Programme (Tabor)
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2020, 09:53:01 am »
I saw that. I am a they would have to make the discount on the board very good. £99 for some software and a mouse I would probably never use is a bit steep to me. I dunno, perhaps I am looking at it wrong? Do you have the insight or inside track?
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Re: A1222plus Early Adopter Programme (Tabor)
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2020, 10:49:06 am »
I saw that. I am a they would have to make the discount on the board very good. £99 for some software and a mouse I would probably never use is a bit steep to me. I dunno, perhaps I am looking at it wrong? Do you have the insight or inside track?

No.. wish I did... would love to get some real feedback from the beta testers etc! Is it going to worth it at all? Vampire 4 was not even thought of when they started it and now look at the progress on that front!

Hope we can spark some input from others!

 
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Re: A1222plus Early Adopter Programme (Tabor)
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2020, 12:08:27 pm »
Sorry for the newbie response but what even is the AAA bundle?  The site does not explain what it is or what it is for... I would like to know more about these new systems but they are not selling it to me so far!
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Re: A1222plus Early Adopter Programme (Tabor)
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2020, 04:35:58 pm »
I saw that. I am a they would have to make the discount on the board very good. £99 for some software and a mouse I would probably never use is a bit steep to me. I dunno, perhaps I am looking at it wrong? Do you have the insight or inside track?

No.. wish I did... would love to get some real feedback from the beta testers etc! Is it going to worth it at all? Vampire 4 was not even thought of when they started it and now look at the progress on that front!

Hope we can spark some input from others!

I am an official A1222 AmigaOS 4 Beta Tester. What do you want to know? Well, within my power to answer considering I am under a strict NDA...

I covered the system in some detail on my blog a while back now if you want to see more details before asking away:

https://amigax1000.blogspot.com/2016/01/my-a1222-has-arrived.html

https://amigax1000.blogspot.com/2016/01/debian-linux-on-amigaone-a1222.html

https://amigax1000.blogspot.com/2016/02/new-case-for-amigaone-a1222.html

https://amigax1000.blogspot.com/2016/02/classic-amiga-emulation-on-amigaone.html

Is it worth the money to buy it? I think if you can't afford to buy an AmigaOne X5000 system, then the A1222 was made especially for you. Essentially picture the A1222 as like an Amiga 500/1200 compared to an Amiga 4000. It is to be priced accordingly.

Keep in mind that it is never going to be as fast as an X5000, but for the things most users will do with it, the A1222 should be a nice little AmigaOS 4 system.

The A1222 is faster than my Sam 460, which is probably it's only real comparison in terms of AmigaOS4 systems.

We need to support NG Amiga systems if we want the AmigaOS to continue to move forward with new features and functions. I showed some of these enhancements in my presentation at ARB meeting on Dec 30 in Brisbane.

Remember that a Vampire system is not as fast as an A1222, let alone the X5000...if running some classic software slightly faster than before floats your boat then knock yourself out and buy one. It is impressive hardware, but still constrained by the Classic OS running on it.

Catcha,
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Re: A1222plus Early Adopter Programme (Tabor)
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2020, 08:58:31 pm »
Thanks!

I do remember seeing your write ups go past some time ago! I will check them out again! Was very sad to have missed the last meeting! Just could not swing it at the end on the month!

Will get back to you when I have read them again! Will also set out my reasons for my questions!

Thank again!
« Last Edit: January 14, 2020, 02:38:03 pm by intangybles »
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Re: A1222plus Early Adopter Programme (Tabor)
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2020, 10:07:59 am »
Sorry for the newbie response but what even is the AAA bundle?  The site does not explain what it is or what it is for... I would like to know more about these new systems but they are not selling it to me so far!

Essentially its a pre-purchase goodie pack with an offer of discounted system purchase when launched.

There is also going to be a discounted pre-purchase via 20% deposit.

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Re: A1222plus Early Adopter Programme (Tabor)
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2020, 11:12:15 am »
Thank you for you comprehensive answer.. We all very much appreciate your input to this subject and all of the forum!

I posed my question in the hope to draw out some others thoughts... My background for this is a simple one and I am sure I am not the only one in this position!

The best and most diplomatic way of putting this is that "my hobby" is a "tolerated one" no negative inference is meant here! As a modest family we have a limited budget and time! Mostly it has to be "cost neutral" ie; sell off or trade up one thing for another. The most that can ever be scraped together for expansion or repair is in the $200 - $300 range... So $1000 AUD and up is a major project! ;) X5000 is just never going to happen!

With this is mind... How to embark on a more modern "Amiga" experience!

To put things simply... and I hope I am not misinterpreting here! I see 2 main paths (not discounting others on the way) - New Amiga (NG) OS4 or to Vampire or the like!

Doing my best to balance these 2 ideas in my head.. Would really love to gather other opinions in the process which I would hope would also helps same along the way!

So... in which basket does one similar to myself place their eggs! (Heart wants both! ;)

I hope everyone understand s my question here?

With regard to the reply below, a couple of specific questions that come to mind!

1. Will it have full AmigaOS 4 support at launch, I remember the early blogs mentioning limited driver support at the stage?

2. Will classic (emulation) be a viable option under OS4 or will multi-boot to Linux or AROS be the go?

Very pleased to hear everyones thoughts!

I saw that. I am a they would have to make the discount on the board very good. £99 for some software and a mouse I would probably never use is a bit steep to me. I dunno, perhaps I am looking at it wrong? Do you have the insight or inside track?

No.. wish I did... would love to get some real feedback from the beta testers etc! Is it going to worth it at all? Vampire 4 was not even thought of when they started it and now look at the progress on that front!

Hope we can spark some input from others!

I am an official A1222 AmigaOS 4 Beta Tester. What do you want to know? Well, within my power to answer considering I am under a strict NDA...

I covered the system in some detail on my blog a while back now if you want to see more details before asking away:

https://amigax1000.blogspot.com/2016/01/my-a1222-has-arrived.html

https://amigax1000.blogspot.com/2016/01/debian-linux-on-amigaone-a1222.html

https://amigax1000.blogspot.com/2016/02/new-case-for-amigaone-a1222.html

https://amigax1000.blogspot.com/2016/02/classic-amiga-emulation-on-amigaone.html

Is it worth the money to buy it? I think if you can't afford to buy an AmigaOne X5000 system, then the A1222 was made especially for you. Essentially picture the A1222 as like an Amiga 500/1200 compared to an Amiga 4000. It is to be priced accordingly.

Keep in mind that it is never going to be as fast as an X5000, but for the things most users will do with it, the A1222 should be a nice little AmigaOS 4 system.

The A1222 is faster than my Sam 460, which is probably it's only real comparison in terms of AmigaOS4 systems.

We need to support NG Amiga systems if we want the AmigaOS to continue to move forward with new features and functions. I showed some of these enhancements in my presentation at ARB meeting on Dec 30 in Brisbane.

Remember that a Vampire system is not as fast as an A1222, let alone the X5000...if running some classic software slightly faster than before floats your boat then knock yourself out and buy one. It is impressive hardware, but still constrained by the Classic OS running on it.

Catcha,
Epsilon
« Last Edit: January 14, 2020, 03:42:59 pm by intangybles »
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Re: A1222plus Early Adopter Programme (Tabor)
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2020, 03:20:39 pm »
Well, getting the new A1222 board is almost a no brainer for me, when it is released - the main question is why would I splash out for the £99 AAA bundle now?
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Re: A1222plus Early Adopter Programme (Tabor)
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2020, 03:57:57 pm »
Well, getting the new A1222 board is almost a no brainer for me, when it is released - the main question is why would I splash out for the £99 AAA bundle now?

Not sure if i am being too cynical but £99 is a lot in local money for a Mouse! I don't really think I would use the other items?

No sign at this stage of option 2 - 20% deposit... They also say the special price will be $450US / £350 - hard to know the best value without knowing the eventual retail?

I applaud their idea! and if i had the money to be a collector I would be all for it!



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Re: A1222plus Early Adopter Programme (Tabor)
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2020, 12:40:05 pm »
I've got a number of questions regarding the A1222 board. I've posted a pretty detailed post over on Amiga.org. Okay for me to link to it here?

I haven't seen a reply other then others who want similar questions. They're really not asking for any kind of trade secrets...

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Re: A1222plus Early Adopter Programme (Tabor)
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2020, 01:07:42 pm »
Yes please do share the link! (admin says yes too - thats me in disguise!)  ;)

I've got a number of questions regarding the A1222 board. I've posted a pretty detailed post over on Amiga.org. Okay for me to link to it here?

I haven't seen a reply other then others who want similar questions. They're really not asking for any kind of trade secrets...
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Re: A1222plus Early Adopter Programme (Tabor)
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2020, 11:08:22 pm »

Cool! The post on Amiga.org is here: http://forum.amiga.org/index.php?topic=74221

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Re: A1222plus Early Adopter Programme (Tabor)
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2020, 08:54:08 am »
Wow super set of questions!

Lots I had not even thought of!

Let's hope we get at least some answers?


Cool! The post on Amiga.org is here: http://forum.amiga.org/index.php?topic=74221
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Re: A1222plus Early Adopter Programme (Tabor)
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2020, 08:59:59 am »
Hi Epsilon, are the 2 questions I posted within your knowledge / purview to answers?

Not wishing to compromise any agreements!

Thank you
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