The Commodore 64 returns

One of the most iconic games computers ever manufactured has made a return to the global market.

With its ’80s heyday behind it, a new version of the Commodore 64 is now available to order online.

Superficially it look identical to the famous machine of old, though look at the reader and you’ll see both HDMI and DVI outs, four USB ports, an ethernet connection and an SD card slot.

Inside there’s a 1.8Ghz dual-core Intel Atom CPU, Nvidia Ion2 GPU, DVD drive and between 2GB and 4GB of DDR3 RAM. It also boats a pre-installed Commodore 64 emulator. The Commodore OS 1.0 will be made available to customers at a later date.

"The new Commodore 64 is a modern functional PC as close to the original in design as humanly possible," the company says.

"The new Commodore 64 can be connected to the latest televisions and monitors, and can deliver 1080p HD quality video playback and 6 Channel High Definition Audio for an excellent home theater experience. It also incorporates wireless n wifi for exceptional internet video streaming quality."

"The new Commodore 64 is a fully functional PC compatible, so you can even install and use the latest versions of Windows if you really feel you need to. We provide a beautiful graphical boot menu at start up from which Windows can be selected to run, so you needn’t lose any of the functionality of the new C64’s included Commodore operating systems."

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