Commodore 64 Revived With Powerful CPU
Commodore gives its oldskool classic new high-tech power…
The Commdore 64 Keyboard PC was synonymous with 1980’s computing. Looking rather high-tech for its day and packed with a 1MHz, the Commodore was up against the Apple II and the more successful Atari computers.
It’s been over 20 years since such systems were over-taken by Nintendo and Sega, and a lot has change since then. Nevertheless, determined not to let such a classic die, Commodore revived its name in 2010 and released an Intel based Atom design in April 2011.
Intel’s Atom processors did the job when it came to running small netbooks, but they didn’t really give the Commodore the power of current desktops. The latest version however, features Intel’s latest 2.2GHz Core-i7-2720QM quad-core processor; a CPU that runs at to 3.3GHz.
Commodore OS Vision
The Commodore runs its own Commodore OS Vision, which allows you to play all your old 8-bit favorites with a click of a button. The computer is also fully compatible with Windows, so you can run the latest version of Windows.
The upgrade also includes 2 x USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, and DVI-D ports. Other specifications include:
- mini-ITX motherboard
- 8GB of memory
- DVD Drive (slot load)
- Intel HD 3000 graphics
- 2TB 7200 RPM hard disk drive
Boasting an old-skool image with new-skool power doesn’t come cheap however, the Commadore 64 sells for around $1499.
- Brooke Crothers: Intel's newest lands in an old standard: Commodore 64. Cnet, 11/07/2011.
- Commodore, 2011.