Sunday, April 10, 2011

Commodore 64



Well, apparently the Commodore 64 has been resurrected. I never owned one personally but remember seeing a couple floating around during my elementary school career. The original came with a whopping 64k of RAM and had a tape deck for storage. These things had everything that was necessary packed into the keyboard, and you used your TV as a monitor.

The new resurrected Commodore 64 looks very much like the original, but has some rather updated hardware, including an optional Blu Ray drive, 1.8 gigahertz dual core processor, built in HDMI and ethernet ports, and comes preloaded Ubuntu 10.04, as well as a Commodore emulator full of games and what looks like an emulation of BASIC for those that want nostalgia.
The price range for the computer ranges from $250-900 per model. Considering the original costed $595 back in they day, I'd say the price isn't that unreasonable.

The website for the new Commodore 64 can be viewed from this link.

33 comments:

  1. That is interesting, is it the same company that made the original?

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  2. I played at comodore when I was litle kid , I wish have it now

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  3. Hahah, I've never even seen one of these in person. My age meant I missed it by a couple of years.

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  4. I don't like the 'ubuntu' thing as I personally dislike everything derived from Debian. But actually it looks pretty cool anyways!

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  5. It does look very cool, but is vintage really something to look for in computers?

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  6. I see how it can appeal to a certain audience, but I think most people would just go for a regular looking computer?

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  7. Its a new company using the same name, as the original went out of business in the early 90s. I think this was made on part to appeal to people who used the original, or just like old school stuff. I'm personally going to consider picking one up, installing Windows 7 as a dual boot, and going from there. I'm still very new to Linux but have been around Windows since 3.1 was out

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  8. i thought you were joking... weird

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  9. Id get one just to say I have one

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  10. I remember reading something about this a while back. As a vintage computer fan, I would LOVE to have one of these.

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  11. aaaaaaaaaaaaw... the good old times! if I only had tons of money I'd get one of these babies ;D

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  12. My first ever gaming experience was on the commodore 64

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  13. Why put all this effort in, then give it an Intel Atom?

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  14. Wow this is great news, I wondered why no one had done this.

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  15. Still have about 8 of them at my Attic !
    Good old Times !!

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  16. They put BLURAY into the COMMODORE 64??? What! hahahaha, what the hell is next? USB Ports on the NES, Hardrive and movie playback abilities on the Sega Genesis?

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  18. Talk about an all in one device!

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  19. Sorry for not knowing but... what exactly are these things? They look awesome! Following :)

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  20. Looks really legit. Goodluck with your blog man :)

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  21. That's one nice looking machine. I remember messing around on one of these in the library when I was a kid, that was the future.

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  22. My father had one like that. An original one that still worked. My mom made him throw it away because it was collecting dust. I haven't forgiven her yet.

    Also my dad is beta as fuck.

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  23. some things need to die imo, id prefer to keep the commodore as the original 64. let the modern companies built the real computers

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