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During the past five years, Eyetech has played an increasing part in upgrading the Amiga user, with a wide-range of DIY hardware being released. This has ranged from 4-way IDE adapters to keyboard interfaces for the Amiga tower wannabes. During 1998, they combined their efforts with the A1200 Magic Packs to sell ready-made systems. Here are the results.

Amiga 1200 Magic Pack

This is the basic Amiga Magic bundle. All the systems below consisted of this bundle. Follow this link for more information.

 

Eyetech Starter Pack

  • A1200 Magic Pack, as above.
  • Add an 68030/25Mhz with 8Mb, MMU, and FPU for £79.95
Price (May 1998): - £189.95

 

Productivity Pack 2

  • Amiga 1200 Magic Pack
  • 170Mb hard drive with software preinstalled
  • 68030 accelerator card 33MHz.
  • 8Mb Fast RAM
Price (May 1998): - £329.95

 

Productivity Pack 3

Same as above with updated PSU

Price (July 1998):- £328.95


MiniTower CD Pack

  • Amiga 1200 Magic Pack
  • 16x CD-ROM drive
  • 1.2Gb hard drive
  • 68040 accelerator card running at 25Mhz
  • 16Mb Fast RAM
  • 4-device buffered IDE interface with EZ-IDE software
  • MiniTower with 230watt PSU and cables
Price (May 1998): - £599.95

 

Eyetech MiniTower Pack 3

  • Amiga 1200 Magic Pack
  • 16x CD-ROM drive
  • 1.7Gb hard drive
  • 68040 accelerator card running at 25Mhz and MMU/FPU
  • 16Mb Fast RAM
  • EZCD NK4 4-device buffered interface with cables
  • 20x CD-ROM
  • EZ-IDE software
  • MiniTower with 230watt PSU and cables
Price (July 1998): - £598.95

 

EZPC-Tower

During 1998, Eyetech released a series of DIY towers and other kit designed to allow the average Amiga user to effortlessly upgrade their machine. After a few months they were inundated with requests from people wanting to integrate their Amiga and their Intel PC into the same case. This resulted in the development of the EZPC-Tower, a PC in an EZ-Tower that also had room for an Amiga to fit. This was promoted for those who may have otherwise been forced to sell their Amiga. It was promoted under the heading,

"Love your A1200 but need PC compatibility for work or study purposes? Then you need Eyetechs EZPC-Tower systems for your A1200."

  • A full Amiga EZ-Tower
  • Jumperless 266MHz-capable TX PC Pentium motherboard
  • 166MHz Pentium processor
  • 32Mb RAM
  • Windows 95 keyboard and PC mouse,
  • Windows 95 Operating System
  • High-resolution graphics card with full-screen MPEG playback,
  • 32-voice high-performance soundcard with direct-to-disk, CD-quality recording software,
  • 1.7Gb hard drive
  • 16x CD-ROM drive
  • 2x Serial ports
  • 1x Parallel port
  • 1.44Mb floppy drive
You can also choose any one of the following two bundles for Amiga integration into your PC system:

Option 1

  • Eyetech EZ VGA adapter- External Amiga scandoubler allowing the use of PC SVGA monitors
  • PC-Amiga networking software
  • EZ-Key- PC keyboard adapter for Amiga
  • Remote controlled switchbox to swap monitor and keyboard between PC and Amiga sides.

Option 2 (additional £99.95)

  • Siamese System v2.5
  • EZ-VGA adapter
  • EZ-Key
  • Auto-Mon- Automatic monitor switching to display either the PC graphics card output or Amiga scan-doubled screens.
Price on release: - £899.95

Eyetech EZ-Tower Professional Pack

Eyetech sell an updated A1200 in an EZ-Tower case under the slogan,

"Looking for an all-in-one package? Why not treat yourself to the Eyetech EZ-Tower professional Pack?"

It consisted of:

  • EZ-Tower case
  • A1200 motherboard
  • AmigaOS 3.1 & manuals
  • EZ-Key -keyboard adapter
  • Windows 95 keyboard
  • 68040 25MHz accelerator
  • 16Mb Fast Ram
  • 1.7Gb hard drive,
  • 8x CD-ROM,
  • Eyetech 4-device buffered interface,
  • Registered EZ-IDE software
  • 880k floppy drive and faceplate
  • Amiga Magic bundle
And the option to have:
  • LS120 super floppy drive (£99.95 extra)
Price (January 1998): - £799.95

Professional Pack 2

  • Amiga 1200 Magic Pack
  • Full Eyetech EZ-tower
  • EZ-key keyboard interface
  • Windows 95 keyboard
  • 2.1Gb hard drive
  • 16x CD-ROM drive
  • 68040 accelerator running at 33MHz
  • EZ-IDE software and cables.
Price (May 1998): - £799.95

Professional Pack 3

  • Amiga 1200 Magic Pack
  • Full Eyetech EZ-tower-plus with 250W PSU
  • 4.3Gb hard drive
  • 24x CD-ROM drive
  • 68040 accelerator running at 33MHz, with MMU and FPU
  • EZ-IDE software and cables.
  • EZCD NK4 4-device buffered interface with cables
Price (July 1998): - £798.95
To read about their current plans visit the Eyetech web site
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