Skip to comments.Commodore USA begins shipping replica C64s next week, fulfilling your beige breadbox...
Posted on 06/20/2011 3:58:18 AM PDT by markomalley
If you're like us, you've probably been holding your breath in anticipation since Commodore USA announced its replica of the famous C64. It promised a keyboard PC that duplicated the original's retro-beige finish, with an Atom CPU and an NVIDIA Ion graphics card under the hood. But despite numerous announcements, and even after a cross-promotion with Tron: Legacy, they've yet to ship any products. The latest word from the company has pre-orders shipping next week, in five different varieties, from a barebones chassis and card reader to the C64x Ultimate an $895 machine that includes 1TB hard drive and a Blu-ray player. If you haven't been teased enough over the past year of delays, hit the video after the break for more preview images.
Now if they could make the Blu-Ray look like the C1541, they'd be right in there:
Nice, but it ain’t a replica if it doesn’t match the performance of the original C64.
I think a modern wrist watch exceeds the computing power of original C64.
That’s a positively modern compared to the first single-sided 360K drives available from Commodore.
Can't say that I have.
They’re going to lose their shirts.
“Colors and graphics” may be fun for the kids when it comes to Pong and Pac-Man down at the arcade but they just aren’t going to be an issue in personal computing.
Thanks but no thanks... I’ll hold on to my PET.
I only have one question.
1) the only people who would want to tinker with a C64 are geeks.
2) they would want to open it up and work with the original parts.
3) Geeks are smart enough to recognize the difference between a C64 and some crippled state of the art processor.
But it would only be able to play DVDs in slow motion.
Novelty and Nostalgia.
I’ve even toyed around with putting a modern PC in a beige box from 92 just for kicks.
This is the equivalent of getting a sailship replica of the Cutty Sark in a bottle. Nice to look at, kind of cool. Put it back on the mantle where it belongs.
Pretty cool of them to do this. I wish they would reboot Atari.
still have my Amiga 500, works just fine...
My Commodore VIC-20 still works and I have the cassette tape drive and a 300 baud modem! They all still work!
If this 80’s retro catches on, could reintroduction of the Chrysler K-Car be far behind?
I have an old Atari 800XL with about 25 game cartridges including flight simulator, duck hunt, word processing and BASIC-PLUS. It still works!
I had one cartridge game, “Choplifter”.
Everything else was text, like running the “Star Trek” game from a cassete tape.
I spent two weeks of my junior year at Michigan State “reverse engineering” Avalon Hill’s “Midway” game to give my aircraft carriers radar technology.
Don’t forget little brother VIC-20’s cassette tape storage.
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