Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 4th Dec 2016 01:16 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems

The FireBee is a new Atari-compatible computer. Ataris and Atari-Clones are special computers with their own hard & software. They aren't PC's, Mac's nor Amiga compatible.

A FireBee is similar to an Atari Falcon and works very much like that. It will run most of the Atari compatible software that would run on a Falcon. Different to older Ataris and their clones, the FireBee is a modern computer that supports almost everything you'd expect from a today's machine, like USB ports, Ethernet, DVI-I monitor connector, SD-card reader and more.

This brand-new Atari compatible is not cheap, but much like the current Amiga computers, if you're worried about the price, you're probably not the intended audience. Note that even though the order page says "pre-order", I think that's a typo - you can order them directly from the Swiss company that makes them, too.

I love that people and companies are passionate enough to keep developing, building, and selling machines like this - it's a vital effort to keep platforms alive well into the future.

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RE[7]: Emulators
by Kochise on Mon 5th Dec 2016 16:42 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Emulators"
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You can get a LG G3 for less than 200 €, which features quad core running at 2.5 GHz, 3 GB ram, 16 GB rom, integrated 2K screen (2560 x 1440) backed with powerful Adreno GPU, Wifi, Bluetooth, IRda, 13 MPix camera with laser autofocus, Android 6, ...

No, 700 € for that kind of 90s technology IS expensive and you'd better be a hardcore retrofreak to buy one. Knew some dudes that got one, played with it for a while and soon lost interest in it because the whole software stack is not stable.

Edited 2016-12-05 16:47 UTC

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