AWOW AK41 Mini Desktop PC – Home Computer Emulators – Week 7


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ZEsaurUX emulates the immensely popular Sinclair ZX Spectrum (all models), Sinclair ZX81, as well as the Sinclair ZX80, Sinclair QL, the Cambridge Z88, Science of Cambridge MK14, and more.

The AK41 had no problems with emulating the various machines. This wasn’t unexpected, the vast majority of the home computers were fairly basic even in their day, let alone by 2020 standards.

I didn’t get time to try out a few of the slightly more sophisticated emulated machines such as the MSX1, Colecovision, or Sega SG1000. But I’m confident the AK41 won’t have any problems emulating them.


AWOW AK41 - Hatari
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Hatari is an Atari ST/STE/TT/Falcon emulator. Hatari supports the emulation of most of the ST and STE hardware, including some special tricks like raster interrupts, border effects and PSG sample sound. A joystick can be emulated with the cursor keys or with a real PC joystick.

The AK41 had little difficulty in running Hatari.

Games were emulated well, with smooth playback, good frames per second, and low CPU usage. Another success.

Next page: Page 4 – Clock Signal

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction
Page 2 – FS-UAE
Page 3 – ZEsarUX & Hatari
Page 4 – Clock Signal
Page 5 – Summary

Complete list of articles in this series:

Week 11Video consoles: SNES emulation
Week 10Running TeamViewer with AWOW AK41 as the host
Week 9Astronomy on the AK41 including Celestia, Stellarium, Skychart, and more
Week 8Recording video with OBS Studio
Week 7Home computer emulators: FS-UAE, ZEsaurUX, Hatari, Clock Signal
Week 6Web browsing with Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Vivaldi
Week 5Gaming: SuperTuxKart, AwesomeNauts, Retrocycles, Robocraft, DOTA 2, and more
Week 4Run multiple operating systems on the AK41
Week 3Video and audio playback looking at hardware acceleration
Week 2Benchmarking the AK41 with 3 other low power machines
Week 1Introduction to the series including wiping Windows and installing Manjaro

This blog is written on the AWOW AK41 Mini PC.

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David Harper
David Harper
3 years ago

Thanks for the series about the AWOW mini PC, very informative.