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X500 Plus price and availability
Not too shy to talk
Joined:
2008/7/13 9:47
Posts: 484
Hi,

Just to let you know that the people have decided!

Everyone who registered has come up with suggestions about price, ranging from £70 to £520 so we're going somewhere in the middle to make everyone happy, I hope. Only 50 will be made, first come first serve as usual.

The X500 Plus will be priced at £259 (GBP) + packaging and postage. I am also asking a company to make us a plain, brown, double wall cardboard box for it. Just for delivery, nothing fancy.

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The case will be available in black or white with black or white USB keyboard

rubber feet

on/off switch

LEDs

all the screws

nuts

washers

spacers

custom made steel DVD and 3.5" USB card reader brackets

expansion card cover

keyboard holders

one 40mm silent fan

slim SATA DVD-RW drive with SATA cable

silicone fan mounts on the right side (in case you want to add extra fans)

3.5" USB card reader (52in1)

powder coated aluminium base and rear (inside and out) in black or white with a matt finish

custom made LED window

Fully assembled.

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Once I get all the payments I'll ask the factories to buy the materials and machine the plastic, the aluminium and the steel. They'll want to be paid in advance.

I'll be assembling the cases myself, one by one, it takes time so please be patient.

As you'll be the first ones to get an X500 Plus please let me know your choices:


1) X500 Plus colour (white or black)


2) Colour combination of the LEDs (white, blue, red, green or amber, they are interchangeable)


3) Your full home address (for the delivery)


4) Your Paypal email address


5) Would you like two free ACube's "A" keys adhesives?


6) Please confirm keyboard layout preference (U.K. layout is second best option if first is not available)

Contact:

amigarulez@hotmail.com

Registered people should have received an email from me already. If you have not received it please contact me, I might have missed someone so sorry in advance about it...

Delivery: 2-4 weeks.

PS: This project has sucked a lot of energy, free time and money, my entire classic, NG Amiga and Commodore collection, plus my car (twice!) and a few other items which ended up on ebay during seven years. You probably already know but I'll be making these at a loss for a while but I love it and I hope you're going to love it too. Add sad music here.


Thank you to everyone who’s been supporting this project, you know who you are.

Videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaGYAT_HrHY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnYEmPqVbnw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGpcy4xZKdQ

For your mini-itx or flex-atx x86, SAM, FPGAArcade Replay, efika boards (?)


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Re: X500 Plus price and availability
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~310 еur (incl. Keyboard, Slim drive and card reader)

Not cheap, not a killer either since it is a real custom design (compared to khm, what we know of how others do).

Might try to jump in the wagon in few months if avail, if not good luck and love to everyone that gets one - most beautiful All In One Computer of all times

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Re: X500 Plus price and availability
Not too shy to talk
Joined:
2008/7/13 9:47
Posts: 484
Thanks vox!

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Re: X500 Plus price and availability
Home away from home
Joined:
2009/7/7 3:34
From Man Cave, Canada
Posts: 2371
congrats on getting this major product completed after all the hard work you put into it

it's a gorgeous design and the price is more than fair IMHO considering the amount of R&D involved in getting it to market at such a small scale.

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Re: X500 Plus price and availability
Not too shy to talk
Joined:
2008/7/13 9:47
Posts: 484
Thank you, it means a lot!
Off to ordering parts for it...

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Re: X500 Plus price and availability
Guest_
Dear Daddy,
Why not posting news also here?
It migh remain some more time on board, even crowd here is little - but gaining momentum might be important to sell the first batch (and hopefully continue to do so as long as there is interest)

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Re: X500 Plus price and availability
Not too shy to talk
Joined:
2006/11/26 12:42
Posts: 420
No magic repeat after me "You just brought a sam460 you dont need anything else........flap flap flap goes my wallet.... "

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Re: X500 Plus price and availability
Not too shy to talk
Joined:
2008/7/13 9:47
Posts: 484
Thanks guys. It's a miracle it made it!

Since there has been quite a bit of shouting about the price...I have been working on the CAD all day.

I've cut a few things and applied cheaper solutions to more expensive items; hopefully this will make it cheaper without changing its nature too much, it's all down to the quotes I get back in the end.

Revised the way to connect aluminium and plastic

Changed the standoffs for more affordable ones...not a fan but hey...

Removed clamp for power switch

Replaced power switch with a cheaper reset switch ( it does the same thing) but it costs £3

Removed the sleeve/braiding from the power switch

Removed the sleeving/braiding from the keyboard

Reduced the amount of punching required in the aluminium

Removed two side mounts (with screws on the back) where the sides join the rear end of the plastic

Reduced Fixing screws cover to base from 8 to 6

Replaced spacers with small nuts for the HDD/SSD

Replaced the keyboard holders with smaller ones

Waiting for another quote from the two companies...

Thanks!

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