Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Sep 2017 10:16 UTC

Ars Technica:

The spec sheet, as announced, is still pretty vague, but Atari has confirmed a few notable things, starting with a price point between $250 and $300. In exchange for costing roughly as much as a Nintendo Switch, Xbox One S, or PlayStation 4, the Ataribox will come packed with an "AMD customized processor with Radeon graphics technology." Additionally, this will not be an Android system. Instead, the Ataribox will run Linux "with a customized, easy-to-use user interface."

Open, hackable Linux-based consoles don't exactly have a great track record, so colour me skeptical.

Wouldn't be the first time my skepticism turns out to be spot-on. I don't think the Ataribox is the next Commodore USA, but I'm afraid its fate will be the same, regardless.

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RE: Too small a market
by Mx9001 on Thu 28th Sep 2017 17:31 UTC in reply to "Too small a market"
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Doesn't matter if it fails, it's still a good idea, and you can get some interesting toys to play with.

What's a developer license cost?

Interesting, they're going to have to rewrite to support high def graphics / screen resolutions of modern TV's. So, this can't be an emulator of the 6502 chip and HAL.

Would be nice to support this effort.
Build a Linux/Game tutorial on the platform...

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