Commodore to release PC64

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  1. camomac macrumors 6502a

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    Yep it's true. :D:D:D:D My first computer..

    Specs:

    dual-core Intel Atom 525 CPU with Nvidia Ion2 graphics,
    4GB DDR3 memory,
    1TB hard drive and a CD/DVD drive.
    A Blu-ray drive is available as an optional extra.


    LINK

    On the connectivity front,
    the PC64 offers HDMI-out, dual-link DVI,
    six USB ports, integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi,
    Bluetooth and a 6-in-1 media card reader.

    Pricing has not yet been disclosed.


    Oh I forgot to mention, it will also be in the same form factor, yep, same
    beige case and everything..
     
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    Interesting but being an atom processor, it seems like they've hamstrung the performance.
     
  5. camomac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    okay and 3,2,1...

    LOAD "*",8,1 :D

    i really do hope they bump up the CPU.
    seems a little short on processing power.
     
  6. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    Wow, that will be great if it happens. I have toyed with the idea of trying to mod something to fit in an original Commodore, but I was always too lazy. Now I can buy it pre-built! I loved my C64.
     
  7. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    So everybody's getting excited because the Cybernet POS is getting rebranded by a company that bought the rights to the Commodore computers name?
     
  8. camomac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    something like THIS...
     

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  9. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    Yep. I've always admired crazy case modding people. I've never had enough creativity or ability to do stuff like that. The stats may not be that good, but I would totally make one of these a HTPC instead of my Mini. The thought of a C64 parked under my TV appeals to me. :)
     
  10. chown33 macrumors 604

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    WTF? No cassette port? :eek:
     
  11. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    My parents have just moved into a new house, and I was helping my Dad empty out a storage unit a couple of weekends ago, when I spotted my old C-64 box on a shelf in the back. "If that actually has my Commodore 64 in it," I said, "it's mine!"

    But it just had a bunch of nothing in it. I don't remember whatever became of the C-64, I have to assume it went away in a yard sale long ago. :(
     
  12. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    Will it be running a modern Amiga OS or GEOS?:rolleyes: Seems sort of pointless to buy a Commodore to run Windows or Linux.
     
  13. Ttownbeast macrumors 65816

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    From what I have heard it will run 6 different OSes they are working on making OSX compatible with it as well I think. The Amiga OS though requires emulation though.

    Link
     
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    If, IF they made an Amiga 600 in a similar fashion with an updated Workbench to support new stuff and classic floppies...
    I'd throw money. I don't care the amount.

    Still got all my Amiga games in a protective case. My Amigas not in such a good state also it wouldn't connect to any TV's and I no longer have a controller for it.
     
  15. CaptMurdock macrumors 6502a

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    It seems to me you could easily fit all the innards of a Mac mini with room to spare in a C64 case. Hell, that keyboard is better than the crap one Apple makes now for the iMac...
     
  16. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    I loved the Amiga. In high school, there was a group of us who used Commodores. Then one guy got lucky and his parents bought him an Amiga 2000. We were all stunned (and insanely jealous) when we first saw it.

    I found this quote from Byte Magazine (1994) in the Wiki article on Amigas:
    It's true. While I was in college in the early-mid 90s, I had friend who worked in the TV station on campus. While she was giving me the tour, I stopped dead in my tracks when I saw an Amiga. They were still using the Amiga and Video Toaster for animation, graphics, etc.
     

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