A9home

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Advantage Six developed and released the A9home in 2005.

Measuring a minuscule 168 x 103 x 53 mm, the second 32bit RISC OS Desktop computer runs RISC OS Adjust 32.

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Availability

Initially, the A9home was available direct from Advantage Six for Beta Testers only, this was later extended by popular demand to experienced users. Additionally, retail sales and support are through CJE Micros.

User environments

Due to the size of the A9home, it does not accommodate any internal media drives for transfer of data to and from the machine itself. External communication is via standard 100MBit Ethernet (e.g. using ShareFS) or external USB storage devices like memory sticks or optical drives.

The small size of the A9home means it's practical to easily carry around, as long as there's a display to plug it into.

Specification

Internal

  • 400MHz Samsung ARM9 processor
  • Graphics processor
  • Power Management Unit
  • 128MB SDRAM
  • 8MB VRAM
  • 40GB Hard Disc
  • 2-3W average internal power usage

Front

  • 2 x USB 1.1
  • Microphone in
  • Headphone out
  • Power/Reset button
  • Status LEDs

Rear

  • 2 x USB 1.1
  • 2 x PS/2
  • 10/100MBit network
  • Serial Port
  • Video out
  • Power in

External

  • Colour: Cobalt Blue
  • Enclosure: Rugged Aluminium chassis
  • Size: 168 x 103 x 53 mm (6.6" x 4.1" x 2.1" approx)
  • Weight: 550g (1lb 3oz approx)
  • Power: 20W power supply unit (overhead for external devices)

Software

  • RISC OS Adjust 32 (currently RISC OS version 4.42)
  • Simtec USB stack
  • MassFS (for Mass Storage USB devices such as memory sticks)

Optional extras

  • USB connected DVD ROM / CDRW drive (for Reading CDs and DVDs)
  • Colour matched wireless keyboard/mouse
  • 17inch TFT monitor
  • A9home Flight case

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