This is simply an epic idea :). There only remains one question: Where and when can I buy it? It might be here: Commodore USA. They ship worldwide. And if this weren't enough, they have some other nice stuff, like the Commodore Phoenix.
I hope this will happen. I want one of those. It's not a "real" C64, but a full, modern computer with an integrated emulation. Plus you can do all the other stuff. Sounds to good to be true.
I'm excited, but I only believe it, if this cutie is in my hands.
Check the article from BoingBoing:
Commodore 64 reborn as a high-spec PC: "
Whomever currently owns the much-passed-around 'Commodore USA' corporate trademarks is shipping a modern Commodore 64 clone ('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.').
Pretty high-spec for a C64! They're doing more colors soon, It looks like they're also planning a bunch of other retro-PCs: some Amigas, a Phoenix, and some alternate-universe high-end Commodore products from a timeline in which the original company didn't go belly up.
(via Oh Gizmo)
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