|Developer: Simon Archer
||Demonstrated: October 1997
During 1997, Simon Archer became obsessed with the idea of
owning an Amiga laptop(who isn't) and devised a plan to convert his
standard Amiga 600 into a portable wonder -
the result was Suzanne.
Suzanne is fitted with a Apollo A620 28MHz 68020 accelerator
with 8Mb Fast RAM (10Mb total). As Apollo 620 owners will know,
this is mounted on top of the original 68000 processor rather than
fitting it into the trapdoor (ala A1200 expansions).
A CD-ROM drive was fitted below the A600 motherboard (underneath
the PCMCIA slot) to provide a readily available supply of Amiga
applications and games. After some experimentation with SCSI,
Simon chose an 8x IDE unit as it reduced the amount of cable
required and allowed the connection of a 2.5 IDE hard drive.
A "Glidepoint" finger pad was also used to save space and avoid
the need for a seperate mouse.
A small laptop power supply and black and white display were
attached by adapting the cabling and reconfiguring the Amiga
monitor drivers to optimise the display.
An article on his experiences making Suzanne can be found in the
October 1997 edition of CU Amiga Magazine.
Suzanne A600 Specifications
||Standard A600 system,
||2Mb Chip RAM upgrade, 4Mb Fast RAM
||Apollo A620 28MHz
||8x IDE CD-ROM drive, 880k disk drive
||LCD VGA display
||Glidepoint finger pad, keyboard, mouse port for standard Amiga
All copyright of the Suzanne remains with the author, Simon Archer.
Myself, Simon Archer and CU Amiga do not
accept responsibility for anything that happens that happens to
you, your pets, computers, house, or the world as a result of
trying this experiment.
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Last Update: 11/3/2002