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Test Driving the Worlds Newest Amiga (4/4)

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21st November 2019 24 min

The Commodore Amiga is a computer close to the hearts of many retro computer fans, but as time goes on the Amigas are dying, not least because of the dreaded Varta battery leak so common in the A500+. Today we build the worlds newest Amiga. A new PCB, a new case and new upgrades will all come together to create my ultimate new Amiga.

Today we test drive the Vampire upgraded machine and see what it's capable of.

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