Rebirth of the Commodore 64 PC

Commodore has re-booted their 64 PC line, now packing more power than the first release in 1982. Keeping the same, now retro casing, but fully fitted with the most recent technology. Offering 5 price class, from a barebone case of $250 to a fully equipped case, containing amongst other a Blue Ray drive and 1 TB disk for a grand total of $894. That is way pricier than a Mac Mini.

I don’t think they will sell a huge amount of it, but there certainly is a niche group of hardcore Commodore fans. The fact that the case is the same as almost 30 years ago and it comes with Ubunto, makes it the perfect product for die hard unix coders or a Commodore aficionado.

Being only two years old when Commodore 64 was first released I never saw one, let alone use one. I would love to try one out today, even though it’s now with current technology.

The new Commodore 64 is a modern functional PC as close to the original in design as humanly possible. It houses a modern mini-ITX PC motherboard featuring a Dual Core 525 Atom processor and the latest Nvidia Ion2 graphics chipset. It comes in the original taupe brown/beige color, with other colors to follow.

If you have an old good working CRT monitor lying around you are set with the retro computer setup that meets today standards. Well with the exception of the CRT monitor which doesn’t hold up a candle to today’s LCD and TFT screens.

Anyone reading this who is a huge fan of Commodore and would consider buying one?

See the Commodore 64x Selection prices.

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