Commodore 64 Is Back, All Souped Up

Aug 27, 2010 3:00 PM PST
MIAMI — Come on, you know you want one.

Commodore USA is recreating the classic Commodore 64 with modern software and the exact replica of the original beige chassis.

The new computer has 4 GB of DDR3 memory, a one terabyte hard drive, HDMI compatibility, an Intel Atom 525 CPU and Nvidia Ion2 graphics.

It also includes six USB ports, a 6-in-1 media card reader and an optional Blu-ray Disc drive.

The Commodore 64 from the 1980s is an 8-bit home computer built by Commodore International. During the Commodore 64's market-shelf life, sales totaled 30 million units, making it the best-selling single personal computer model of all time. It was priced at $595.

Commodore USA said there is "overwhelming demand from former Commodore users worldwide" for the new machine and plans to roll out a model before the end of the year. So far, the company has not listed a price for the new machine.

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