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    Apple surprised many when it introduced quad-core processors into its MacBook line for the first time in February.
    But a Commodore 64 packing quad-core?

    For the uninitiated, the Commodore 64 Keyboard PC was introduced back in 1982 packing a MOS Technology 6510 1MHz (yes, that's one megahertz) chip running the Commodore kernal accessed via BASIC commands.

    That model competed with the Apple II and Atari computers.

    Well, a lot has changed in 30 years. After resurrecting the Commodore name in April of 2010, the company came out with an Intel Atom-based design in April of this year. That's a relatively pokey processor though. So, now Commodore has bulked up its lineup with Intel's latest 2.2GHz Core-i7-2720QM quad-core processor (which turbos to 3.3GHz).

    Commodore isn't stopping there with the contemporaneous upgrade. It has added two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, and DVI-D ports, among other connectors.

    Other specifications include 8GB of memory, DVD Drive (slot load), Intel HD 3000 graphics, and 2TB hard disk drive (7200 RPM). Also inside is a mini-ITX motherboard and power supply. All for $1,499.





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    I want them to do the same to the old Texas Instruments TI 99/4A... sigh. Retro nostalgia rules !

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    Yeah, but does it come with a tape drive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by evilstebunny View Post
    Yeah, but does it come with a tape drive?
    Alas... perhaps they could release external storage drive in a tape-drive-like device ?? A RAID SSD external thing that you need to push PLAY button to mount and EJECT button to remove ? aaaaand it plays tape-squeels-bleeps whenever data is transfered ??


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    Image, an external HDD that looked like this ! Yumm !
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    This is quite pointless, unless you really like your modern PC to look like a retro C64 with all the drawbacks.

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    I love retro consoles/technology and enjoyed the Commodore back in the day ,but that is a damn ugly looking machine.
    Resembles a turd wrapped in a bow.
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    Heheheh... would have to find an oooold TV to mount an LCD in for a more complete retro finish... and then begin finding a matching mouse-mod-theme !

    There are examples of some really desirable retro-inspired equipment out there... these are not modeled on anything specific from them-days, but seem to celebrate the design ethos from way-back then.

    The thing about this Commodore 64 retro-esque is for me is the nostalgia it brings... it is supposed to look crap like it did back in the days. It brings an "Aaaaaw" with it... I would choose this any day over one of those BMW-Merc-with-handles / gawdy-gaming cases. Gimme, want, must have!

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    Hey Hey

    Here is an example of something that celebrates a design from the 50's... an updated retro take that looks good... or at least I think so...



    I would love to see more of this here... add some visual interest to the I.T. world.

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    Here... another work of imagination inspiring wonder ...



    Want, gimme, must have ! Drool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kilobits View Post
    Here... another work of imagination inspiring wonder ...



    Want, gimme, must have ! Drool.

    Ha ha ha.

    I suppose it was intentional.

    But this is an example of a turd in gold!

    I really want this one in 18ct Gold,and i consider it a steal at $29500 US.....(ok it not a computer but still)

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    Ah nostalgia... I went and bought cloanto's amiga forever and c64 forever for this stuff... Impossible Mission and Beach Head ftw!

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    I still have original C64, tape & 5.24" drives, etc!! Also playing Prince of Persia, recently released for C64 - find it here: http://www.c64.com/

    Latest Amiga model here: http://vr-zone.com/articles/amiga-re...let/13892.html
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    hmmm i remember opening my C64 and floppy disks ... LOAD "airwolf",8,1

    Sigh the memories
    WA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deep78 View Post
    hmmm i remember opening my C64 and floppy disks ... LOAD "airwolf",8,1

    Sigh the memories
    Indeed !

    It would be brilliant if they managed to put an original C64 emulator with all the original games into this quad-core kit, accessible via a toggle... it would also be puuurdier if they kept all the new bits the same colour as the machine.

    /sigh

    I think that perhaps this is appreciated more by those who lived it in them days... either owned one or desired one waaaay back then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldhat View Post
    I still have original C64, tape & 5.24" drives, etc!! Also playing Prince of Persia, recently released for C64 - find it here: http://www.c64.com/

    Latest Amiga model here: http://vr-zone.com/articles/amiga-re...let/13892.html
    Pfffft at that Amiga tablet. Looks like a generic droid thing.

    Now, back in them days, the Amiga looked ahead of its time !

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    Quote Originally Posted by kilobits View Post
    Now, back in them days, the Amiga looked ahead of its time !
    What do you mean 'looked', it 'was'!

    I still like those old pizza box chassis like the A1000, wish they would make a comeback but I suspect they have cooling issues due to their flat design.
    Last edited by ponder; 09-11-2011 at 11:43 AM. Reason: Eish, bad spelling.
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