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Commodore 64 is back (photos)

Commodore USA says it has resolved its licensing issues and will begin selling the new PC64 under the shell of the classic Commodore 64.
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Look familiar? It should. It's a replica of the best-selling PC of all-time - the Commodore 64. Commodore USA says it has resolved its licensing issues with Commodore Licensing BV and will begin selling the new PC64 under the shell of the classic Commodore 64. Its specifications include a dual-core Intel Atom 525 CPU with Nvidia Ion2 graphics, 4GB DDR3 memory, 1TB hard drive and a CD/DVD drive. A Blu-ray drive is available as an optional extra. For more on the new PC64, read the article by ZDNet UK's Ben Woods.

Credit: Commodore USA

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A Commodore with a CD/DVD drive.

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The Commodore 64bit. No prices were given for the Commodore 64 replica. It's expected to be available in late 2010.

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Other models sold by Commodore USA include the Phoenix which is a modern-looking all-in-one keyboard version of the C-64. It's 17.5 inches wide and 2 inches tall.

Prices for the Commodore Computers range from barebones (no CPU - remember that!) at $495 - to $695 for the Basic model with a 2.93 Core 2 Duo chip - to the top-of-the-line Pro model with a 3.0 Core 2 Quad chip and all the extras for $1,295

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The motherboard of the Phoenix.

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The Phoenix has a media card reader.

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Could you imagine a Commodore 64 with a credit card reader? Optional.

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The hard drive is actually inside the computer.

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Built-in speakers.

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The rear.

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The Invictus.

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Is that a screen?

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The side.

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Closeup of the keyboard.

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The Amigo (not to be confused with Amiga) is a mini-version of the Phoenix at 13-inches wide and 1-inch tall. It features a 1.5Ghz x86 compatible processor and 1 Gigabyte of RAM.

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Amigo's back with four USB 2.0 ports (2 internal, 2 external), VGA and Composite video out, Internal 2.5" HDD, SIM card and sound plug-ins.

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Amigo

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What! It connects to a monitor? And not a TV set?

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The new Commodores are powered by Ubuntu 10.4.

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