That is great news. Paired with a new case and keycaps from a1200.net, it would make a fantastic machine.
But "HOW good?"
You didn't see that it will have either 512 megabytes OR 1 gigabyte of RAM?!!! [How much they are putting on it is a closely guarded SECRET!) You will ONLY need your files (data/software) from your old machine. NOTHING ELSE!
Also, it will be FASTER than the accelerators that they are now making. It will rely ZERO on old SLOW hardware. Just imagine having USER chosen 128/384, 256/256 or 384/128 ChipRAM/FastRAM splits! (You can do the 25/50/75% splits on 1 gig yourself.) It is more than 75% faster than the current accelerators, and it will be available in at an unknown time frame, BUT they have a prototype of it RIGHT NOW
. They made it about 2 months ago. It is 100mmx120mm. That MIGHT change, it's a prototype. They want to make it available as soon as is possible
, maybe even by this Christmas 2017?
It's going to break the dam
between people holding out on buying "replacement AMIGAs", for whatever personal "X", "Y" and/or "Z" reasons!!!!
There are over 20 types of these "holdouts" resisting buying into the NEW VAMPIRE PLATFORM
that is being established AT THIS VERY MOMENT!
Within a year of today (heck, probably by Dec. 31st, 2017), Vampire will be the MOST USED of ALL
AMIGA options out there!!!!!!