We featured this some time back when details were scarce, but now Orange Amplifiers has announced the details of its retro-styled OPC computer/amplifier.
Available from August 2010, this bizarre hybrid has been designed to deliver playing, recording, editing and computing capabilities to musicians and music aficionados, with a 24 Bit audio interface with both guitar and microphone inputs and over £700 of digital recording music software to help you along the way. Audio is via a 15 watt RMS per channel stereo amplifier and 2x JBL 6.5” 55 Watt RMS dual concentric speakers, both mounted into an optimised cabinet for 'enhanced cooling and acoustics'. Oh yes – there's the computer part too.
That computer runs Windows 7 and with an Intel Pentium E5400 processor, NVIDIA GeForce 9300 integrated graphics (overclocked GPU), 4GB of memory, all the device connectivity you'll need (HDMI, USB and jack sockets) plus a slot loading DVD±RW DL drive and Wi-Fi for getting online.
All of that can be yours for £1,199 direct from Orange.