Commodore 64 Revived with New Powers and Performance

Every geek of a certain age will remember the now classic Commodore 64.

It was at the height of 8 bit technology when it appeared in 1982 and over the following 12 years 17 million of the them were sold!

The new C64 will be sporting Intel’s 64-bit quad-core microprocessors and 3D graphics capabilities upto 500GB of hard drive storage and 4GB of RAM. Also included are a DVD-RW drive, a touchpad, four USB ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port and a DVI (Digital Visual Interface) port to connect monitors – all this is squeezed into the all-in-one’s keyboard that measures 17.5 inches (44 cm) wide and 2 inches (0.5 cm) tall.

Commodore said. “It’s designed to take up far less room — and use far less energy — than any other desktop computer,” Commodore USA said. The PC will run the Linux, Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.

Commodore USA’s online store is due to open June 1 offering the new edition. Obviously they’re hoping that trading on the licensed Commodore name will envoke all those fond memories.

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