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


  1. Where can I buy A.L.I.C.E from. I had various Amigas for years, I truly loved that computer.

  2. You cannot buy A.L.I.C.E as far as I'm aware, however, you can get nearly the same experience with the combination of these two packages from here:

    The first gets you all the ALICE sweetness all bundled up into a simple install and the second gets you the rights to the Amiga Kickstarts and OS which is required to get it all running.

  3. You have performed a great job on this article.

  4. Thank you for this awesome article.