Retro computer maker Atari is coming back into the computing scene. A new console by the company, called Ataribox, is set to arrive on store shelves (via Indiegogo) in 2018. Interestingly, it will be powered by AMD and Linux.
As some of you might heard before, the new console will have design elements reminiscence of the old Atari 2600 including real wood finishing. There are no full spec sheet available at the moment, but the console will be equipped with a custom AMD chip that includes Radeon graphics (ala PS4 and XBox One) and will be running on Linux as its operating system.
Atari also stated that the console will offer a full PC experience, such as music and video streaming, apps, social features and web browsing built-in. Atari also promises a user-customizable UI, without interfering the underlying OS. In general, we might be looking at a potential competitor to devices such as the Apple TV and Nvidia Shield TV devices.
The Ataribox is set to be released to the public in 2018, with an Indiegogo campaign starting sometime in spring 2018. The retail price is set to be from US$249 (about RM 1,041) and US$299 (about RM 1,257), depending on respective specs and configurations which will be announced when the campaign begins.
(Source: Engadget )