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A-EON kicks it old skool with AmigaOne X1000

A company known as A-EON has snapped up the AmigaOne trademark and slapped it on a new computer known as the AmigaOne X1000. Alright granddad, settle down before you break something

Remember Amiga? Congratulations, you're old. Anyway, it's back -- a company known as A-EON has snapped up the AmigaOne trademark and slapped it on a new computer known as the AmigaOne X1000. Alright granddad, settle down, before you do yourself a mischief.

Billed as a 25th anniversary upgrade to the original Amiga 1000, the AmigaOne X1000 is a desktop PC with specifications that greatly exceed those its dusty old predecessor. Inside, it's packing a 1.8GHz dual-core PPC RISC CPU, 2GB of RAM, ATI R700 graphics, a 500GB hard drive, a DVD drive and an audio chip capable of 7.1-channel audio. Alright, so it clearly won't worry an Alienware rig, but it's better than a kick in the dentures.

Word has it that the machine will also include a PCI Express slot, into which A-EON has installed a 500MHz co-processor, which can boost performance. Trusted Reviews reports that other PCI cards may be developed in the future that could provide added functionality or increase performance further. We're not sure why you'd need that extra performance, though -- the X1000 runs the Amiga Workbench operating system, and we're pretty sure nobody's developed a version of Crysis that'll run on it.

A-EON says the X1000 will launch this summer. Peer over your reading glasses in this direction for more information as we get it.