Built around the motherboard codenamed ‘Tabor’, the A1222 is the full machine that will be offered soon as a cheaper way to experience AmigaOS 4.x . However, it must be noted that ‘cheaper’ doesn’t mean cheap in the mainstream sense, and looking at the specification below and an expected price between 400 and 500 euros, it really does bring into focus the questionable use of the AmigaOS to a processor family that appears to be being left for dead in the consumer market, however PowerPC is still very active on the industrial market being used in airplanes,cars,weapon systems,etc… Still the A1222 is able to perform very well and offers a very good computer experience. The specifications of the upcoming AmigaOne A1222 are the Freescale QorIQ P1022, 1.2GHz, 32-bit, e500V2, dual-core PPC CPU 64-bit DDR3 SODIMM 400MHz interface supporting up to 8GB RAM. 2x SATA 2.6 compliant controllers 2x external and 2x internal USB ports 2x RGMII Ethernet PHYs each providing Gbit Ethernet x4 PCIe gen 1 link allows data rates of 2.5Gbps per lane x16 PCIe connector to support Radeon HD graphics cards with 24-bit HDMI LCD interface and HDMI 1.3 support (secondary to Radeon) Audio codec generating stereo audio out from I2S digital audio Support for user GPIOs and JTAG Micro-SD card for ROM and possibility’s of running the whole system from the micro-SD card! The A1222 will also be able to run MorphOS, Linux and maybe FreeBSD(UNIX). Release is expected in Winter 2017. (Main picture is a concept design)

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