The Commodore 64 is back!

The Commodore 64 is back!

Summary: Don't panic! It isn't 1982 and that homemade time machine you've been working on hasn't started working. It might not be the 1980s, but that doesn't stop Commodore bringing back and updated version of the legendary Commodore 64!

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Don't panic! It isn't 1982 and that homemade time machine you've been working on hasn't started working. It might not be the 1980s, but that doesn't stop Commodore bringing back and updated version of the legendary Commodore 64!

Check out the Commodore 64 image gallery here!

Yes, it's a Commodore 64, but not like you've ever seen before!

This thing comes fully-loaded:

  • Cherry keyboard (pure awesomeness!)
  • Dual Core 525 Atom processor
  • NVIDIA Ion2 graphics
  • 2GB of DDR3 memory - expandable to 4GB
  • Slot or tray load DVD R/W (Blu-ray optional)
  • Multi format card reader/writer and a USB slot
  • 1080p HD quality video playback and 6 Channel High Definition Audio
  • Play all your favorite 8-bit era games within seconds of turning the Commodore 64 on, by either selecting the C64 icon from the boot menu to run a C64 emulator directly, or from a media center program within our own Commodore Operating System
  • Fully PC compatible, so it will run Windows!

Prices start at $595, but with additional options that'll go up to $895.

So, who's interested?

Topics: PCs, Hardware, Operating Systems, Processors, Windows

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  • RE: The Commodore 64 is back!

    So... I can buy a non-standard hardware package computer that I can't upgrade worth shit and the only selling point is that it plays Commodore games and is shaped like a Commodore 64? Sorry, but I'll stick to a real computer thank you very much.
    Onaka
    • RE: The Commodore 64 is back!

      @Onaka

      oh come on u know you want it.

      EPIC!
      KBot
      • Not me

        @KBot I'm holding out for the Atari 800 lookalike.
        Robert Hahn
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        nomorebs
      • RE: The Commodore 64 is back!

        @KBot
        Uhhhhhhh......no!
        overseer1
    • RE: The Commodore 64 is back!

      @Onaka
      Just get an Ipad for that price LOL
      Hasam1991
      • RE: The Commodore 64 is back!

        @Hasam1991
        The iPad is a waste of money compared to a computer!!!
        dustinday
      • RE: The Commodore 64 is back!

        @Hasam1991
        But the ipad does so much less then this can do why would you pay the same price for an ipad which can't do very much and doesn't even have the cool factor like this does?
        Fletchguy
      • RE: The Commodore 64 is back!

        @FletchGuy
        HAHAHA, it makes perfect sense to a buy an iPad lol
        dustinday
    • RE: The Commodore 64 is back!

      @Onaka

      Spoken like someone who never owned a Commodore 64. Kudos for the first person who remembers the load command.
      Rob.sharp
      • RE: The Commodore 64 is back!

        @rob.sharp@... LOAD "*",8,1
        I would buy one of these in a heartbeat! I started on a Vic 20, then the C64 and finally the 128. The Commodore line was a pioneer in the home computing world!
        Ogniob
      • RE: The Commodore 64 is back!

        @rob.sharp@... <br>Don't forget that ML programs has to be jump-started:<br>SYS 49152<br>or<br>SYS 51200<br><br>I still have my C=128, C=1541, and C=1581 with JiffyDOS chips installed. Very cool days. I don't know why I hang on to all of that old hardware and my hundreds of 5.25" floppies. I keep thinking I'll have time to be nostalgic with it someday, but I'll probably end up having a heart attack and dying from spending so much time cheating on it with "IBM clones".... <img border="0" src="http://www.cnet.com/i/mb/emoticons/happy.gif" alt="happy">
        Bit-Smacker
      • RE: The Commodore 64 is back!

        @rob.sharp@...
        Oh no, I do own a Commodore 64, I actually have 3 of them in storage, one ready to be hooked up in my game room.
        I never did do extensive gaming on it as I was younger though, as not having friends made swapping games a tad difficult, but I did play around with the programming.
        Onaka
    • RE: The Commodore 64 is back!

      @Onaka This is basically a movie streaming PC, which is also a conversation piece. For those who used a C64 as their first computer, this will be a fun way to stream movies from their home media server to the living room. If it didn't have 1080p and HDMI, then I agree it would be truly useless. If they really wanted to make this the perfect HTPC, they would have included a cable-card HD tuner inside. As it is now, folks will need to use a USB tuner, which is much less than ideal.
      BillDem
      • RE: The Commodore 64 is back!

        @BillDem Only your truly geeky friends would recognize/care/appreciate this computer to make it a conversation piece.
        MajorlyCool
      • RE: The Commodore 64 is back!

        @BillDem Actually, this is a Laptop - without the screen, or a built in battery.
        In theory, you could throw it in a backpack, and take it to a LAN party. In practice, some geek with a custom Shuttle PC will out-perform you.
        alan_r_cam
      • RE: The Commodore 64 is back!

        @BillDem

        lol conversation piece? good one!
        fibreoptik
    • RE: The Commodore 64 is back!

      @Onaka
      10-4 on that one!
      overseer1
  • RE: The Commodore 64 is back!

    The specs hopefully is better than a typical netbook but I'm interested in having one. It's also a good direction that the Commodore OS is installed on the machine. Play games and load programs with it is nostalgic.
    erichmercado
  • RE: The Commodore 64 is back!

    That is cool. The best part about this is the C64 emulator. I wonder if you can find games for it and program it like you could back in the day.
    Loverock Davidson