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    Topic: Hardware

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    R-Comp Interactive's ARMini computer, which was released at the Wakefield show back in April has recieved little press coverage and potential buyers are still not too sure what to expect, so here's an article dscussing the new Cortex-A8 computer and its many features. The ARMini is available for purchase at around the £600 mark and as of yet, I believe it is only available from RCI directly.

    Posted by apacketofsweets on Saturday, July 16, 2011 Read full article: 'The ARMini in a nutshell'   

    The A7000+ Portable 6759 Reads hardware

    As recently featured on popular tech site Engadget, IT Guru "Sam" from Derbyshire has managed to put together the 'A7kP', yes, a portable A7000+, it's not quite a laptop but you have to admit, it's pretty darn sexy.

    Posted by apacketofsweets on Tuesday, July 05, 2011 Read full article: 'The A7000+ Portable'   

    In a recent announcement on the newsgroups, Partis Computing have said that they have taken over further development of Surftec's DigiFlash Products.


    We've heard that in a recent email, Jack Lillingston of Iyonix Ltd and Castle Technologies Ltd. has announced that the Iyonix PC is to be no longer available for ordering from 30th September 2008 (only a few days from time of writing).  Iyonix Ltd (formed as a separate division by Castle to sell the hardware) will cease trading once existing stocks of hardware and accessories are exhausted.  There are apparently very limited stocks available, that can be supplied on a first come, first served basis until the 30th.

    Posted by StevePotts on Saturday, September 27, 2008 Read full article: 'Iyonix PC withdrawn from sale'   

    Dave Higton of Weapons of Mass Distraction fame has released ROFS, which provides read-only access to external USB storage devices of more than 2GB.


    APDL are pleased to announce that they now have available the new version of the software for their APDL 'ARCIN' and 'Blitz' fast IDE interfaces. For the Flash programmable ARCIN interface this now enables this version to be used with RISC OS 6. For all versions this fixes the drive icon height problem with RISC OS 4 and above.


    RisCube MINI released 4976 Reads hardware
    R-Comp have released a new Virtual RiscPC computer called the RisCube MINI.

    Posted by cheatwarrior on Friday, August 04, 2006 Read full article: 'RisCube MINI released'   

    In a surprise announcement this evening, the SIMON team, speaking through Matt Edgar of Advantage Six Ltd. have released a new product for the A9 Home Computer.


    Stuart Tyrrell Developments have once again brought us a seasonal special offer. Following on from their Advent Prize Draw and January Sale, we now are treated to a special offer for Valentine's Day.

    This offer is brought to us in conjunction with RISC OS Ltd and gives a special price on a fully populated Unipod, with RISC OS Adjust, a preinstalled hard drive and a £50 voucher for subscrption to the Select Scheme.

    All of the above for only £290.

    Rather than try to reword the excellent press release from STD, we thought we'd quote it below for your amusement...


    It's been a little while now, since the RISC OS Expo 2003 show, but following various articles in the press, The Iconbar have published an article with another viewpoint of the Microdigital talk in the Show theatre.


    For those whom are not already aware, Microdigital appear to have been listening to some of the noises out there and have made a higher specification laptop available for running RISC OS 4 / Windows XP Professional.

    Note: As mentioned in the comments, the Alpha and Alpha Professional run RISC OS under a host Windows XP (Home / Professional)Operating System.

    Steve Potts of the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club has been a busy snapper.

    If you fancy having a look at the baby from Castle, a click to the link above will show all.

    He does say also that more pictures are available from his website - so mosey on over and see what folks are foaming at the mouth to get their grubby mits on!

    Posted by bluebottle on Saturday, November 16, 2002   

    It started as quite an innocent posting on csaa by the wizard known as Dave Ruck (the genius behind probably the most useful product ever, disknight). An unofficial mailing list was closed and a new spangly one covering all RISC OS graphics cards opened.

    Innocent enough...

    Next, under the "Right to Reply" banner, the graphics hardware whizz supreme, John Kortink gave a response.

    All well and good...

    Not. The normally tranquil and slighly glowing arena that is csah has become an inferno of claim and counter claim.

    As is the case in the world against Viewfinder usenet arguments we see two well known RISC OS bods and quite a lot of users getting embroiled in a mud slinging and handbags at dawn affair.

    On the basis of all usenet articles on this matter and a friendly couple of people on both the Viewfinder and RISC OS graphics card list, the weight of evidence firmly falls against JK. Of course, this could be complete bumpkin.

    Note: Hmmm, I think I need some sleep!

    Mike Williams, former head honcho of Acorn Publisher, has emailed in to us with the full drop on the new baby from Castle. Hang onto your knees folks - this stuff is HOT!

    Iyonix Motherboard

    • All new design
    • ARM XScale processor (80321)
    • GeForce2 MX400 PCI video card
    • Up to 1GB DDR (Double Data Rate) memory (200MHz)
    • UDMA 100 Hard Drive
    • PCI expansion (32-bit & 64-bit)
    • Hi-speed podule bus
    • Gigabit networking (10/100/1000 base T)
    • Technical Reference Manual (to be published)

    Tasty or what! - Now read on....

    Posted by bluebottle on Monday, November 04, 2002 Read full article: 'Next up, Iyonix - the full spec...'   

    Comment: At least thats how it appears from the latest news on the viewfinder mailing list...

    I very regularly get support questions via email from users that still subscribe and post messages to the deprecated Viewfinder mailing list.

    I'll stress once again that the Viewfinder mailing list needs to disappear,


    Microdigital have reported that they have started sending out letters to customers who have pre-ordered their Omega computer.

    Posted by MyRISCOS on Saturday, August 24, 2002 Read full article: 'Omega moves a step closer!'   

    In case it's passed your attention, the Microdigital website seems to be getting updated now more often than something which gets updated quite frequently.

    It has tonnes of news, very interesting developments on the software front (I'm intregued to say the least over the three pronged attack) and of course, news of their Omega machine.

    Note to other RISC OS hardware companies

    Follow the lead set by MD. Give us information!!!

    Posted by bluebottle on Sunday, June 30, 2002   

    Simtec Electronics, famous for their ARM processor hardware and more recently, the NET 100 ethernet cards have just announced a range of USB interfaces for the RISC OS market.

    There are two versions. One is an ISA card (USB11-isa) suitable for the RiscStation R7500. The other is a podule version (USB11-pod). This means that they are suitable for Acorn computers, such as the RISC PC, A7000, A5000 and even the lowly A310!

    In addition, there is a full support website that already contains a user guide and full-on Device driver API documentation - culminating in about 300 pages!

    Posted by MyRISCOS on Wednesday, May 29, 2002 Read full article: 'Simtec announce 2 USB cards!'   

    In yet another exclusive to MyRISCOS, Gareth Simpson of Simtec Electronics, the company who manufacture the motherboards for the RiscStation range and ExpLAN SOLO machine (to name but a few), has given over some of his time to give this interview.

    As with the other interviews, this was conducted by email.


    It's still not here yet but at least we now have photographic evidence that a prototype board may exist.

    Posted by SiliconOwl on Saturday, May 18, 2002   

    Simtec have now released the first pictures of their new 100Mb ethernet NIC card for Risc PCs. The Net100 has 512k of flash memory on board and includes RISC OS driver software.

    Posted by MyRISCOS on Wednesday, March 27, 2002 Read full article: 'Release of Net100 imminent'   

    A new network card 4639 Reads hardware
    Reports from the South West Show have described this new product but some have understated its specification. A collaboration between four of the best RISC OS developers has produced the NET100 - note the number!

    Together with CTA Direct, R-Comp Interactive and Stuart Tyrrell Developments, Simtec Electronics have produced a 100Mb network card for RISC PC and A7000 computers.

    Posted by MyRISCOS on Monday, March 04, 2002 Read full article: 'A new network card'   

    The Zaurus SL-5500 5231 Reads hardware
    Not really RISC OS, but...

    On ZDnet there's a bit of Info about this at LinuxWorld.

    A colour screen, a 206MHz Intel StrongARM processor, a tiny pull-out keyboard, rechargeable batteries, CompactFlash and Secure Digital expansion slots, and 64MB of memory

    I wonder if it would run RISC OS? Oh! Wait! That's RON isn't it!

    Posted by pjwerdna on Friday, February 01, 2002 Read full article: 'The Zaurus SL-5500'   

    Again from the Viewfinder mailing list...

    Existing Viewfinder users can now upgrade to an ATI XPert 2000 Pro AGP card.

    Posted by Wookie on Tuesday, January 08, 2002 Read full article: 'Improved Viewfinder is Here!'   

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