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Commodore 64 comeback priced, dated

by Geoff Gasior — 11:27 AM on April 7, 2011



The Commodore 64 is set to make a comeback. Seriously. Engadget is reporting that Commodore USA has started taking pre-orders for a new spin on the classic PC-in-a-keyboard concept. At first glance, little has changed, which may or may not be a good thing depending on how fondly you remember the original.




Ooooh, just look at all that beigeness. Despite its retro exterior, the updated C64 comes with modern hardware, including a dual-core Atom D525, second-gen Ion graphics, and options for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a Blu-ray drive, and up to 1TB of storage and 2GB of RAM. The system is expected to be available in June with a starting price of nearly $600, which sounds a little steep for what amounts to a nettop. Vintage keyboard cred doesn't come cheap, I guess.


If your tastes run a little more modern, Commodore is also offering a VIC-Slim model based on what looks like a much newer, slimmer keyboard design. That system will reportedly sell for only $400, putting the cost of nostalgia at exactly $200. Unfortunately, we can't tell you how the VIC-Slim's specs compare because Commodore USA website appears to have crashed. I'll let you make your own jokes about what they're hosting it on.



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[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_2S5CSc97M]YouTube - C64 California Games Surfing - 10.0 -[/ame]


I remembered that music in the background as high quality stuff (must have been what my mind made of it when I was younger)....this is :awesome: anyway


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjTnHvVcMWk]YouTube - ? National Anthems (1985 Epyx) ?[/ame]



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Was this like those "BBC computers"? I remember when I started school in the mid nineties, my class had one of those despite it being probably 13 years old at the time (now nearly 30 years old - time flies)! I remember a game on it called Granny's Garden which we used to play on in Primary 1 which would be a treat for anyone who finished their work, all done correctly though!


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt2J5dLZNRQ]YouTube - Granny's Garden - Part 1[/ame]

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