Commodore Amiga
Image: Damien McFerran / Time Extension

The biggest European Amiga event Amiga37 took place in Mönchengladbach, Germany over the weekend, and among its many exhibits was an exciting new Amiga laptop called the Akiko Portable (as spotted by Christian Krenner in a closed 'Commodore Amiga' Facebook group).

In the past, there have been many attempts to create an Amiga laptop, but most of these haven't really come to anything. The German engineer Michael Spindler, however, has managed to produce a prototype device, which he showed at the event, along with the Akiko32, an Amiga-AGA compatible computer.

Akiko Portable
Image: Virtual Dimension

Spindler previously spoke about these two projects during his RETROpulsive 15.1 lecture at Augsburg University in Germany earlier this year, but Amiga 37 represents the first time the prototypes of the machines were shown to the public.

The laptop uses a 68030/50 MHz CPU and features 128mbytes of RAM, an AGA graphics chipset, and a TFT LCD display. It can manage up to 2-3 hours of battery life and all fits within a single slim case. This makes it one of the most impressive attempts yet at delivering the Amiga experience in a portable package. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like it's for sale yet, but hopefully, it will become more widely available in the future.

Would you want your own portable Amiga? Let us know in the comments!