I suppose a fair few of us are going to upgrade their A1200/A4000 to
AmigaOne. I (probably not alone) have a 4000 and a couple of 1200's. I am
undecided which flavour AmigaOne to go for but due to the obvious difference
between the A1200 edge and A4000 CPU daughter socket once you commit to an
AmigaOne you are stuck with a particular classic architecture.
To help me decide which route to go I have compiled a small list of
advantages/disadvantages for each particular machine.... Please feel free to
point out the errors in my logic and add to these!
Advantages - Faster zorro, Faster i/f to custom chips, Faster delivery of
68000 emulation by G3/4
Disadvantages - Higher cost Tower, Higher cost to repair/replace classic
M/Board if it dies.
Advantages - Cheaper Tower, Cheaper repairs/replacement of M/Board, More
support (more in use?)
Disadvantages - Slower i/f to custom chips etc (Is this right?) and
therefore 68K emu, slower zorro?
Also I think that many A3000 owning American Amigans will be going down the
A1200 route - A1200HD's can be had in the small ads in U.K. for $60-$100
including often '30 acc.!!
Hope this provokes a good discussion and perhaps eyetech could contribute?