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Appeared on: Thursday, April 07, 2011
Commodore 64 Available For Pre-order

This is not an April's Fool prank. Computer company Commodore has revealed it will once again sell its line of personal computers, including the popular Commodore 64.

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 device will ship with the Ubuntu operating system and the Commodore 1.0 OS, but users can also run the latest version of Windows, according to the company' s website.

Overhauled versions of Commodore's Vic series of computers are also available now, with prices starting at at $895. The company is also releasing a line based on the Amiga soon.

The new coumpuer could appeal to consumers seeking a device with a retro style or users in their 40s - 50s who owned the original Commodore 64 and want the nostalgia of their first machine.

Specifications

MODEL: Commodore 64x
PROCESSOR: Intel Atom D525 1.80GHz (Formerly Pineview-D)
CHIPSET: Intel NM10 (Formerly Tiger Point)
Next-Generation NVIDIA ION Graphics (ION2)
MEMORY: 2 x DDR2 667/800 Single Channel DIMM slots (up to 4 GB)
GRAPHICS: Next-Generation NVIDIA ION Graphics Processor

AUDIO:
Realtek ALC662 6-CH HD Audio
Nvidia L-PCM digital audio (HDMI 1.3) can support 7.1 output with external decoder

LAN: Realtek RTL8111DL PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet

STORAGE:
Intel NM10
2 SATA2 3Gb/s ports
JMicron JMB362 SATA controller
2 Internal SATA2 3.0Gb/s port with RAID 0, 1, JBOD.

FEATURES:
- ACPI S3 Compliant
- ECO-design for EuP Standard
- 12 VDC jack on back panel for external power supply
- Dedicated DDR3 512MB Graphics Memory Onboard
- Premium DirectX 10 graphics with advanced digital display connectivity
- PureVideo Full 1080p HD video and Blu-ray playback
- NVIDIA CUDA technology to accelerate the most demanding applications
- Premium Windows experience with Windows Vista and Windows 7

ONBOARD I/O CONNECTORS:
1 mini PCI Express x1 Slot
1 Serial header (RS232)
4 SATA2 3Gb/s Connectors with RAID 0, 1, JBOD functions (SATA#3,#4)
2 USB Pin Headers for up to 3 additional USB 2.0 Ports 1 8 bit GPIO header 1 CIR header 1 9-pin Audio Connector 1 Front Panel Connector 3 Fan Headers 1 4-pin Power Connector


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