Remember Commodore? Nearly everyone who was born before 1990 almost certainly does. At one stage, the Commodore name was synonymous with computers, much like iPad is now synonymous with tablet for many people. Unfortunately, Commodore and its Amiga pretty much went the way of the dodo, but at least the brand isn’t completely dead. It’s now a make of rather stylish desktop PCs.
Commodore’s latest Amiga effort is the Amiga Mini PC, a Mac Mini-like miniature machine that has a beautiful unibody aluminium enclosure and some monster specs. You can upgrade the Amiga Mini with up to a Core i7-2700K, 16GB of RAM, dedicated Nvidia graphics and a 1TB hard drive or up to a whopping 600GB SSD for storage.
Another crucial ingredient, and a possible reason to chose this over the Mac Mini, is that it offers a slot-loading Blu-ray drive by default, so it really can be the centre-piece of your home entertainment setup. Of course USB 3.0 is also onboard, and it’s available in silver or black.
The Amiga Mini will set you back around £1580 for the above spec, or if you’re not that rich you can get the barebones unit for just under £220. Oh, and you’ll need to import it from the US, but surely the Commodore nostalgia is worth a little trouble? If not, maybe you should consider the ASRock Vision 3D or a Zotac Zbox Nano instead.