Only two Amiga configurations were actually produced by Quikpak
while they were an Escom licensee. These were updated models of the
original Commodore A4000T to incorporate the last in the 68k
The standard A4000T system from when they
were the only Amiga manufacturer in America.
||Motorola 68040 25 MHz
||6Mb DRAM (expandable to 18Mb)
||1.08Gb SCSI hard drive
||full tower, 250 Watt supply.
||$1997 US dollars
The only official Amiga to have been released by QuikPak. Their
web site originally announced the machine would feature a SYS-RISC
hybrid processor (whatever that means) and include an IDE Atapi
CD-ROM drive. The final model, however, is simply an upgraded
A4000T based around the 50 MHz 68060 CPU. The memory remains at 6Mb
of DRAM, (expandable to 128 Mb) and the SCSI 1.08Gb hard drive,
full tower case, and 250 watt supply remain the same.
Price: $2697 US dollars
Quikpak announced a series of very interesting developments on the
Classic Amiga hardware. Developments included an Amiga "luggable"
designed for the video market.
A "luggable" system based upon the A4000T. The hardware design
remained unchanged, with the addition of a stylish black casing and
an LCD screen (for some reason showing Windows 95 in the above
shot). At first it was indicated the machine would be driven by a
68040 (the A4040L), but after Quikpak became an Amiga licensee this
was downgraded to a 25 MHz 68030. Other published specifications
mention 6Mb DRAM as standard (expandable to 128 Mb), 1.08Gb SCSI
hard drive, LS120 floppy drive (which was also able to read
standard Amiga 880k disks indicating the hardware had been altered
Estimated Price: $3997 USD
Similar system to above, with the addition of an Motorola 68060
running at either 50 or 66 MHz.
Estimated price: $4497 USD
While Quikpak were still planning to purchase the Amiga (late
1996/early 1997) they announced a series of new Amigas that would
form the first wave of Amiga systems. These models share similar
characteristics to their later models but were mothballed into a
single specification, or cancelled altogether when Gateway
purchased the Amiga.
At the time two models were planned for release based upon the
Model 1- Motorola 25 MHz 68040 CPU, 2Mb Chip
& 16Mb FastRAM.
Model 2- Motorola 25 MHz 68040 CPU, 2Mb Chip
& 16Mb FastRAM. Was also planned to include the Video Toaster
and Video Toaster flyer from NewTek.
The second machine that was to form Quikpak's new generation of
Amiga systems was an early version of the A4060L. Like the later
model it was a luggable system for computing on the move. Two
models were planned for launch:
Model 1- Motorola 50 MHz 68060 CPU, 2Mb Chip
& 16Mb FastRAM. 2Gb hard drive and 6x CD-ROM.
Model 2- Motorola 50 MHz 68060 CPU, 2Mb Chip
& 16Mb FastRAM. 2Gb hard drive, 6x CD-ROM, and Newtek Video
Details are sketchy but it was said to combine the A4000T with
the Pentium processor through the flexibility of the Siamese system
to create a render farm. This will be possible with the use of the
Penitrator Zorro board.
At the time of writing there is no information on what this
could have been. Perhaps an old name for the A4030L portable.