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[Commodore Usa]The NEW 2011 Commodore 64!

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Source - http://www.commodoreusa.net/CUSA_C64.aspx
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It's back... and better than ever! The new Commodore 64 is a modern functional PC as close to the original in design as humanly possible. It houses a modern mini-ITX PC motherboard featuring a Dual Core 525 Atom processor and the latest nVidia ION2 graphics chipset. It comes in the original taupe brown/beige color, with other colors to follow.

The new Commodore 64 features genuine Cherry brand key switches, which provide a feel much better than the original, with a lovely IBM classic mechanism and click sound. The keys are the exact same shape as the original and are color matched. No expense has been spared. This is the ultimate hackers keyboard on which to wield your key-fu.


Im definately picking one of these up to put under the entertainment center as an EMU box.

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Note: Commodore OS 1.0, along with emulation functionality and classic game package, will be mailed to purchasers when available. In the meantime, units come with the Ubuntu 10.10 operating system on CD ready to install.
Actually sounds interesting, love the idea of an 'authentic' commodore 64 OS.
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Ill "DEFINITELY" be getting this for an emu box, but only the barebones model, its 350$ USD..... A little high for a commodore case IMO.

The Extreme and Ultimate models are severely Overpriced and offer little cpu and gpu power anyway.

Im sure when I get the case I can fit at least one top tier gpu and a top tier cpu in with creative cooling.
    
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The only problem is that the original C64 played relatively high end games for the time. This new machine definitely won't.
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Price (USD) $349$999$1499
You're joking with me, right?
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Originally Posted by SgtSpike;14619779 
You're joking with me, right?

That's what I thought. I was thinking it was a neat thing before I saw the price.
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Originally Posted by jeffdamann;14619561 
Ill "DEFINITELY" be getting this for an emu box, but only the barebones model, its 350$ USD..... A little high for a commodore case IMO.

The Extreme and Ultimate models are severely Overpriced and offer little cpu and gpu power anyway.

Im sure when I get the case I can fit at least one top tier gpu and a top tier cpu in with creative cooling.

$350 for the case...eek...I guess throw in some Zacate stuffings and an SSD and a battery you could have a cool little portable Lan Party to go. Great case mod I suppose but $350....egad.

EDIT:

Here I'll do ya one better....not sure if legit:
C64 Keyboard
C64 USED

DIY away!
Edited by Shadowclock - 8/17/11 at 4:14pm
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post #8 of 39
If you're going to mod it, might as well take the original tape "hard drive" and put an ssd in there. Was a neat computer for its time, but $350 is asking a bit much for those of us that had an original VIC-20. rolleyessmileyanim.gif
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I should just shove my sig rig into my old VIC-20.
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As I stated before Im going to purchase the barebones, although expensive, and shove as much high end equipment in there as I can and make it an Emu-box to last for the ages.

Ill have every system before xbox, and even Wii. Ive always wanted to build an arcade cabinet/emu-box so I figure Id just do it this way, make it with platter drives so that I can have a longer system life, and pass the thing down to my children/etc as a game console/pc hybrid
    
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