[real-eyes] The Commodore 64 gets a reboot

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The Commodore 64 gets a reboot
The revamped Commodore 64.
Commodore
The revamped Commodore 64.
By Brett Molina, USA TODAY
Updated: 04/07/2011 1:38pm
No, we haven't time-travelled to 1982. Computer company Commodore has 
revealed it
will once again sell its line of personal computers, including the 
popular Commodore
64.
However, despite the classic look, the computers will house modern 
technology, such
as an Intel Atom dual-core processor, Nvidia Ion graphics chipset, and 
USB and HDMI
inputs.
According to the store on
Commodore's website
, the Commodore 64 will be available as early as mid-May, starting at $595.
The revamped Commodore 64 will ship with the Ubuntu operating system and 
the Commodore
1.0 OS, but users can also run the latest version of Windows,
says the website
.
Consumers can purchase overhauled versions of Commodore's Vic series of 
computers
now, and the company is also releasing a line based on the Amiga soon.
In an interview with The New York Times
, Commodore USA president and CEO Barry Altman says the computer could 
appeal to
consumers seeking a device with a retro style or "30- to 40-year-olds 
who owned the
original Commodore 64 and want the nostalgia of their first machine."
Copyright 2011 USATODAY.com

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