Commodore Rides Again: Le retour du 64

Posted: April 7, 2011 in Je pense

A question for those in the market for a new computer: Have you considered the Commodore 64?

Yeah, you read that right. Commodore recently started pre-orders for a reimagined version of its classic computer — first introduced in 1982 — featuring all new guts. The computer is compatible with Windows and ships with Ubuntu. Commodore will mail it’s own OS, Commodore 1.0 and a classic game package to customers when available.

The company offers five models priced between $250 and $895. The $250 version is aimed at modders; it’s just the case and a card reader. The next model up, for $600, includes a 1.8Ghz Atom dual core CPU, and NVIDIA Ion2 graphics card, a 160 Gb hard drive and 2 Gb of memory. More expensive models include options like a terabyte hard drive, a Blu-Ray drive and wireless.

Let’s be honest, though. No one’s getting this based on the specs alone. For new Commodore 64 buyers, it will be all about the nostalgia.

Source: The Washington Post, Hayley Tsukayama

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