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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If it true to label I will be interested.
by oiaohm on Fri 29th Sep 2017 05:51 UTC
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Please note I am not interested as a PC or game console.

If true to label that it can be customised running kodi on with all the support possible is for sure interesting. Slim case ideal for under TV.

Really we have not seen very much hardware made for media centre role with gaming on the side. Big issue you run into with Playstations, Xboxs and other dlna media players is codecs and lack of ability to update to get more or fix bugs in existing.

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Dude, you seem to be one of the few who 'get it'.

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