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Commodore relaunches storied Amiga brand with high-end Amiga Mini

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Commodore USA has introduced a new Amiga-branded, high-end small form factor PC, as well as updated its retro C64x and other models.

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Commodore teased relaunching the Amiga in 2010, and now the company has made good on the return of the retro-computer brand with the introduction of a high-end gaming PC in a small form factor. The Amiga Mini packs a 3.5GHz Sandy Bridge Core i7 CPU, a 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 GPU, 16GB of RAM, a Blu-ray drive, and a 1TB hard drive in a small aluminium case. It runs the company's Linux-based Commodore OS Vision, which includes remakes of classic Commodore software. This tiny powerhouse will cost you $2495, or $345 for just the Amiga-branded case and Blu-ray player.

But if that wasn't enough, Commodore updated its other models too. The C64x Supreme has that familiar Commodore 64 chassis (which we saw last year with the C64x Extreme) and comes with a 2.13GHz Dual Core Intel Atom CPU, 512MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 graphics card, 1TB hard drive, and 4GB of RAM, along with a wealth of connectivity options, including USB 3.0. The base configuration starts at $1295, or you can get a barebones chassis and spec it yourself for $345. If the mechanical keyboard isn't your style, Commodore packed the same specs into a small form factor case and called it VIC mini. It will cost you $995 for the system or $345 if you're bringing your own components. The company also updated its VIC Slim PC-in-a-keyboard with the same processor found in the C64x Supreme and the VIC Mini.

The new models are listed as shipping in 4-6 weeks, except the VIC Slim, which will ship sometime in May.