Thursday 26 October 2017

Unboxing A.L.I.C.E. (A Laptop Incorporating a Classic Experience)

Picking up #3 from Alex Perez
OS 4.1 Final Edition update 1 + Enhancer included
Original mechanical hard drive placed in this.
The $15 USB3 enclosure
Before I open the box
The label from Acer
Standard power supply
The USB recovery stick for A.L.I.C.E.
What you see when you open the box
Papers from Acer
The laptop is in there.
Bottom of the laptop
Top of the laptop
Right side showing the DVD drive
Left side showing various ports

Front edge showing SD card slot
Rear edge showing the hinges
When opened
What the laptop offers
Not I5 but I3
Boots in 4.48 seconds after pushing power on
OS 4.1 in 52.78 seconds after option selected
AmiKit X in 22.42 seconds after option selected
The important F11 and F12 keys
F11 brings up this window in AmiKit or OS 4.1.
F12 brings up this window in AmiKit.
F12 brings up this window in OS 4.1.

On Sunday, October 23, I bought A.L.I.C.E. at the Amiwest Show 2017.  I paid $575 (discounted $25) plus sales tax.  I had been eagerly awaiting a portable Amiga solution since A.L.I.C.E. was announced at a previous show.  Here is what I found when I unboxed the laptop for the first time.  This A.L.I.C.E. used a 15.3 inch screen, an I3 processor, and a 250 gig SSD drive.  For more information on the various A.L.I.C.E. models, go to

Written and posted from A.L.I.C.E.,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group

Friday 20 October 2017

Photos from the Amiwest 2017 DevCon

Robert G. and Trevor
Beer... and more beer!
At Chang Bros. Chinese Restaurant Thursday night
Another view of dinner
Given to all DevCon attendees
The DevCon in actions
More to distribute!
Before the Oct. 21-22 Amiwest Show in Sacramento, there is the usual 2-day Developers' Conference.  Here are some pics from that conference.

Writing from the DevCon,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group