The launch of the Vampire V4 Standalone is getting very close! 🙂 The following information was posted on the Apollo CPU Knowledge Forum yesterday:
Ladies and gentlemen,
I’m very proud and honored to have the opportunity to unveil tonight details regarding Vampire V4 Standalone sales.
As disclosed some weeks ago, first batch will be sold at Amiga34 directly to people attending the event. Next batches will be sold indirectly only by our resellers listed in our WiKi.
The Vampire V4 Standalone comes in standard with aluminium case, corresponding PSU and shipped with AROS kickstart.
For A34, a special bundle will be made available with free “give-aways” add-ons like compatible Mouse, compatible Keyboard, CF-Adapter a 32GB CF card and an USB Blaster. Later, resellers will have the opportunity to sell their own bundles.
Terms & conditions
* Payment will be accepted in cash or via PayPal.
* Limitation of one unit per person
* Offer is available until stock remains, even regarding accessories
* No support is offered on accessories/give-aways
* Complete warranty terms are available on our WiKi on EXTERNAL LINK
Information regarding current state of the standalone core
* Ethernet: work is in progress, driver is being written.
* USB: support for some input devices like USB mice and keyboards. Support
for more is in progress. Compatibility list available on WiKi ( EXTERNAL LINK )
* Joystick : Status support of AMIGA Joy (like Competition Pro)
* OCS/AGA: Many games and demos work perfectly, but not 100%.
* Boot drives: boot from IDE/CF, microSD card for data exchange. Bootable
microSD is in roadmap.
Price of that special A34 bundle is 549€
All details are available here :
Meanwhile, there is not much information concerning the release of the A1222 Tabor from A-Eon Technologies. I’ve seen people asking about it for months on various forums, but also on A-Eon’s own Facebook page, but the responses are far between. On Facebook we can see post after post being left unanswered. Many have been waiting years for the possibility of buying this system, myself included. The Tabor was first announced back in 2015.
On the other hand, there is a lot of activity and excitement in the Vampire-camp. The V4 Standalone is coming up, turbo-cards for Amiga 500 and Amiga 600 are available, and development is openly going on. I suspect that the new standalone is going to be a big seller. It is like the continuation of the classic line of Amiga computers, with more power and possibilities.
Edit / February 2020: The Tabor was announced by A-Eon Technologies at the end of 2019. Read more about it here. Have removed some text from the original post in light of this.