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Now see if they offered it with that new AMD beastie that make Atoms cry, I'd jump on it in a heartbeat for my MS Office periphs...

...oh wait it's got Ubuntu. I would have to mull it over then. I guess it would be okay in the rare system is bricked due to virus/trojan/malware instance. But $895 for the full system is beyond insane.

And yes I did grow up when Commodore 64 was being marketed and sold. My Grampa owned one. Still had it before he passed in 2000. He only used it for word processing.

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I don't see an issue with this, Commodore is selling a replica of it's best selling computer. This is for hardcore fans, not the average joe, thus doesn't need to be priced competitively.

And I give them credit for letting you buy just the chassis + keyboard. I'd much rather build it myself if I were buying one, plus I could use the spare parts I have laying around.
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I want that.... My parents still have their C64 system in their storage room - and it still works. Also have the 800+ floppy disc collection still as well (albeit spread around in chaos locker...).
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But can it run Crysis??
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The VIC systems come with either a C2D or a C2Q, not a Atom. The Atom is a good processor for HTPC's... so that's neither here nor there.... but why they aren't using 1156 cpu's and ddr 3 for the high end models is beyond me.

Perhaps they are focusing all the models on HTPC's that don't need the fastest cpu/memory, still the prices are definitely too high.

I think it's cool they're back... I think it's a shame they are overcharging for already outdated hardware.
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