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The Commodore 64 lives again!

7:30 PM on 04.06.2011

Dale North

Former Dtoid EIC

I remember the original Commodore 64. I played the sh*t out of that thing. It technically was my dad's, but I used it more than he did. I was in love with that little machine and I sometimes find myself missing it.

I can have it again. Kind of. The Commodore is back in a way. Commodore USA has recreated the classic machine, but has now stuffed it with PC innards. Inside the classic box/keyboard you'll find a mini-ITX PC motherboard featuring a Dual Core 525 Atom processor and the latest Nvidia Ion2 graphics chipset. Right now it comes in the original taupe brown/beige color, but other colors will be revealed later. There's Cherry brand key switches and the keys are a perfect match with the original. From the top it looks like the old device, but on the sides and back you'll find things like a DVD drive, card slots, and PC ports. 

Gamers will appreciate the built-in 8-bit C64 emulator, which can be accessed within seconds of turning the device on. 

You'll find all the configurations of this system on their webpage. Prices range from $250 to $895.

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