• The Commodore 64 is back from the dead

    THE ANCIENT Commodore 64 is back from the dead and like all good zombies it is apparently "better than ever".

    The new Commodore 64 features a design that mimics the classic machine, but the computer will actually be functional in modern terms with current applications thanks to a mini-ITC motherboard, a dual-core Intel 525 Atom processor, between 2GB and 4GB of DDR3 RAM and an Nvidia Ion2 graphics chipset.
    Users can wow their friends as they play modern games on the obsolete looking device, which carries the traditional taupe brown colour that it probably acquired as it climbed out of its dusty grave.

    The Zombiedore 64 includes an updated keyboard, which has Cherry brand key switches and an IBM classic mechanism and click sound. The keys look the same, but reportedly they have a better action and feel.

    Other new features include a DVD drive with an option for a Blu-ray drive, a multi-format card reader, several USB slots, the ability to display full HD 1080p video on monitors and TVs, and WiFi capability.

    For the nostalgic among us there is a Commodore 64 emulator built into the boot menu, allowing users to play classic 8-bit games. We trust that the modern PC inside is powerful enough to manage this.

    Windows can be installed, while keeping the Commodore operating system as well, creating a dual-boot computer. We imagine it can run Linux, too.
    Prices range from $250 for the basic case and keyboard to $895 with the full computer inside.

    Source: The Inquirer
    Comments 8 Comments
    1. rbendorf's Avatar
      rbendorf -
      Gosh...this brings back memories! I had the VIC 20, then a Commodore 64, and then got the original IBM green screen...all great fun in the early days.
    1. godofhell's Avatar
      godofhell -
      my PC would disown me if i brought this thing home
    1. dlukym's Avatar
      dlukym -
      This would be great if it came with all the Commodore games too.
    1. Cabalo's Avatar
      Cabalo -
      I've spotted them on the usenet and uploaded a NZB: https://filesharingtalk.com/nzbs/game...-16487-Roms-mV

      16k games!
    1. bobbintb's Avatar
      bobbintb -
      nothing new. people have been doing that for ages. i saw an atari one as well. still cool though but not really news. just saying.
    1. real-lunatic's Avatar
      real-lunatic -
      The c64 rulez, i had a good time as a scener in those days

      Greetz from former c64 scener: Blow / Slash Design / Entropy

      (work of mine can be foud on different websites and als on youtube (cracktro's)
    1. brilman's Avatar
      brilman -
      Man that brings back good times!... 10 ? "Brilman rules" 20 goto 10.....
    1. dlukym's Avatar
      dlukym -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cabalo View Post
      I've spotted them on the usenet and uploaded a NZB: https://filesharingtalk.com/nzbs/game...-16487-Roms-mV

      16k games!
      Thank you