For those of you out there in the “interspace” we have news, big news, that has all of us at the Help Desk buzzing. Commodore 64 you know THE computer from *cough* decades ago, now. Well it’s back, yup hipster computer lovers and nerds alike rejoice.
For most people on UW campus, the Commodore 64 has about as much relevance as old episodes of The Rockford Files, but we just had to share the news!
Folks with a soft spot for PC nostalgia, however, will be delighted to know that Commodore USA, maker of such systems as the Commodore, VIC and Amiga is getting back into the home computer market in a fun way.
Retro computing that will make any old tech buff smile can be found on Commodores’ website. If you have already clicked, no your eyes are not deceiving you. It is true; you can buy a new Intel Atom based Linux computer which is compatible with all the old Commodore 64 games. It even comes in the Commodore 64’s original case!
This isn’t your dad’s C64, though, it comes with two or four GB of RAM and Blu-ray is an option as well as the below listed modern features.
|BACK PANEL CONNECTORS:1 12V DC Jack
1 PS2 KB/Mouse connectors
4 USB 2.0
1 RJ45 LAN (10/100/1000)
3 3.5mm Audio with S/PDIF out
The price starts at $250 for the base configuration. Kinda makes us wish we had a few hundred bucks to spare. Come to think of it maybe we still have one lurking in the crawlspace of the building, hmm weekend project: referb an old Commodore.