Commodore Rises from its Ashes


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Commodore GamingMost of you probably remember the C=64, a legendary computer system that ruled the 80’s, and for some people, still brings a tear to their eyes when they hear about the name. If you were a die-hard C=64 or Amiga fan, I’m sure you already dreamt about Commodore coming back into business right? Well you don’t have to dream anymore because Commodore is now back on the market, only this time, they are manufacturing clones using Intel chip technology. Here are the basic specs of one of their top-end machines

  • Quad-core Intel Core 2 Extreme processor
  • 4GB Corsair® Dominator memory
  • ASUS P5N32-E nForce 680i SLI motherboard
  • Dual Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX SLI Graphics cards
  • 64-bit edition of Vista

With this kind of setup, it is clear that Commodore wants to target hardcore gamers, but if you absolutely want to get a Commodore system and don’t want to go bankrupt after your purchase, a few entry / mid-level models will also be available. Unfortunately, no pricing details are out as of yet, but my guess is that these systems won’t be cheap by any measure. We’ll keep you updated with more details as soon as they come out, so stay tuned!

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[Pictures courtesy of Pocket Lint]







5 Responses to Commodore Rises from its Ashes

  1. That’s a great looking case. Closest to my Lian Li PC-6070 I’ve seen. I always like minimalist cases…not those crazy ones with all the switches and knobs.

  2. That's a great looking case. Closest to my Lian Li PC-6070 I've seen. I always like minimalist cases…not those crazy ones with all the switches and knobs.

  3. This is at least the THIRD time someone has bought and attempted to resurrect the Commodore brand of PCs.

    The Original Commodore Computer company made PC compatibles running with 8086 (PC XT) and 80286 (PC AT) class CPUs. These were capable of running any version of DOS up to DOS 6.0 or so.

    Then someone came back and bought the name and sold 80386 class PCs capable of running Windows 3.0, or OS 2.

    Then someone did it again in the early Pentium 1 era.

    So this would be the third time a third party has resurrected the brand name. That’s all it is. A brand name. Hardly all that newsworthy. Although I am in favour of retro-themed gaming PCs. I would buy one if it looked cool, and if they did some cool things like: (1) re-issue retro 80s style joysticks, like the EPYX one, but updated for USB, (2) preload a Commodore 64 emulator and a library of legal C=64 games on it.

    Warren

  4. This is at least the THIRD time someone has bought and attempted to resurrect the Commodore brand of PCs.

    The Original Commodore Computer company made PC compatibles running with 8086 (PC XT) and 80286 (PC AT) class CPUs. These were capable of running any version of DOS up to DOS 6.0 or so.

    Then someone came back and bought the name and sold 80386 class PCs capable of running Windows 3.0, or OS 2.

    Then someone did it again in the early Pentium 1 era.

    So this would be the third time a third party has resurrected the brand name. That's all it is. A brand name. Hardly all that newsworthy. Although I am in favour of retro-themed gaming PCs. I would buy one if it looked cool, and if they did some cool things like: (1) re-issue retro 80s style joysticks, like the EPYX one, but updated for USB, (2) preload a Commodore 64 emulator and a library of legal C=64 games on it.

    Warren

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