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After 30 Years, The Commodore 64 Is Back

Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:02 pm

Really interesting article:

http://finance.yahoo.com/family-home...rticle/112510/new-commodore-64-nyt

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In its heyday, the Commodore 64 was one of the most successful home computers made, shipping more than two million units a year for almost a decade after its release. Although exact numbers don't exist, experts estimate that the company sold between 15 and 30 million Commodore 64 computers.

But the Commodore 64's success was short-lived. Commodore International, the maker of the computer, declared bankruptcy in 1994 after several bad business decisions and aggressive competition from I.B.M. and Apple.
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Now, nearly 30 years later, the Commodore brand has taken on new management and is re-releasing its flagship computer, this time with all the amenities of a modern-day computer packed inside.


The original Commodore 64 (separate monitor):




The new Commodore 64:

80s Styling:


Rear USB, VGA, DVI, Ethernet, etc:


DVD RW or Blu Ray drive:


All in one Card Reader:


80s style logo and layout:



Commodore USA website: http://www.commodoreusa.net/CUSA_C64.aspx


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RE: After 30 Years, The Commodore 64 Is Back

Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:01 pm

Not sure if this will catch on...but it's awesome all the same  
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RE: After 30 Years, The Commodore 64 Is Back

Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:07 pm

Quoting gingersnap (Reply 1):

I would guess that Superfly is already in line to get one.
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RE: After 30 Years, The Commodore 64 Is Back

Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:45 pm

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 2):
I would guess that Superfly is already in line to get one.

Of course not!

- It's not been made in the 1970s. It can't be good for anything.

- It is of the devil: It is digital!

 
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RE: After 30 Years, The Commodore 64 Is Back

Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:55 am

Nice, but I have an original C64, straight from the 80s right here. Also a couple of fine Atari STs and a Falcon.

But nice. I wonder if the keyboard feels the same as the 80s keyboard.

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RE: After 30 Years, The Commodore 64 Is Back

Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:40 am

From the linked article-
"The new Commodore 64, which will begin shipping at the end of the month, has been souped up for the modern age. It comes with a 1.8 gigahertz dual-core processor, an optional Blu-ray player and built-in ethernet and HDMI ports. It runs the Linux operating system but the company says you can install Windows if you like. The new Commodore is priced between $250 to $900."
The price sounds about right, as does the feature content.

Quoting Asturias (Reply 4):
I wonder if the keyboard feels the same as the 80s keyboard.

I'm wondering just how painful it'll be to type on a keyboard of that height for any length of time. I suppose one could hook up a conventional USB keyboard for serious typing duties.
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RE: After 30 Years, The Commodore 64 Is Back

Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:46 am

Quoting Asturias (Reply 4):
But nice. I wonder if the keyboard feels the same as the 80s keyboard.

Wouldn't be the same without that 'clunk'....

Pretty cool all the same though. Now they just have to do an updated Jumpman.......
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RE: After 30 Years, The Commodore 64 Is Back

Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:02 am

Wont be the same without the floppy discs ...  
 
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RE: After 30 Years, The Commodore 64 Is Back

Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:09 am

WOW blast from the past ! My Dad got me this as my first computer. I remember the tape machine for loading the games and made that funny noise  
 
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RE: After 30 Years, The Commodore 64 Is Back

Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:35 pm

I remember this from as late as the early to mid 90's and I would buy this just as a collectible computer to use every now and then especially that it has linux installed.

Quoting TSS (Reply 5):
I'm wondering just how painful it'll be to type on a keyboard of that height for any length of time. I suppose one could hook up a conventional USB keyboard for serious typing duties.

Man up, this was how computers started  

If you look closely it also has the PS/2 ports for borh a keyboard and mouse at the back. One more thing where is the
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