A9home

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* Colour: Cobalt Blue
* Colour: Cobalt Blue
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* Enclosure: Rugged Aluminum chassis
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* Enclosure: Rugged Aluminium chassis
* Size: 168 x 103 x 53 mm (6.6" x 4.1" x 2.1" approx)
* Size: 168 x 103 x 53 mm (6.6" x 4.1" x 2.1" approx)
* Weight: 550g (1lb 3oz approx)
* Weight: 550g (1lb 3oz approx)

Revision as of 18:50, 3 January 2008

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.

Contents

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, therefore prospective users need to consider how they will transfer data in and out of the computer.

The A9home is ideal as part of an existing TCP/IP network, particularly one which contains other RISC OS computers running Acorn's ShareFS. Additionally, the computer can make use of USB Mass Storage devices such as Memory Sticks or Card Readers. Also available is the optional optical drive (although this is read only as standard).

In some cases, users may choose to take the computer with them (one of the unique features of the A9home) and use it away from base rather than need to actually transfer the data off the computer for use on other equipment (just think, no worrying about whether the other equipment has the right software on it!).

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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