Commodore 64 Reborn

If you were a game in the late 1980′s then you played or owned a Commodore 64 system. In the era before the home console, there was no better gaming system than the C64 with its floppy disks and massive 64k memory space. Well, if you’re a gaming enthusiast looking to relive the heyday of the “me” generation the Commodore 64 is available once again.

Except, this time it’s actually packed with modern computer parts. The Commodore 64x is an Atom based PC that is built into the design of the classic computer. The beige chassis includes a motherboard, memory, integrated keyboard and video card.

The Commodore 64X is basically a fancy Netbook system sans screen, leaving it underpowered as a modern gaming system but the company is including its Workbench 5 OS that allows those classic programs to run on the modern system alongside Windows.

The 64x specs include an Nvidia ION GPU, 2GB RAM, DVD or optional Blu-Ray drive, and 2 onboard SATA controllers for storage. Unfortunately pricing and a release date were not available for the unit.

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4 Comments on Commodore 64 Reborn

John Howard

On December 22, 2010 at 10:19 am

where will i be able to get it(New C64)? what will the cost be?

Shawn Sines

On December 22, 2010 at 10:34 am

There is very little info on cost or availability yet. Even the buy online button on the Commodore site is disabled right now. We’ll update once we know more.

Heru-Ur

On December 22, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Do this with the Amiga 1000 then we’ll talk.

corpse

On December 22, 2010 at 3:00 pm

you guys and your old computers, give me a chance to buy a apple 1 then we will talk. ORGAN TRAIL!! YEAH HAW!!