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Commodore's C64x remake gets quad Core i7

updated 07:10 pm EDT, Thu November 3, 2011

Retro formfactor packs 2nd gen i7 on mini-ITX

Commodore is now shipping a higher performance version of its retro form-factor Commodore 64x computer. The new C64x-EX Extreme is the second in its series of updated computers to be squeezed into the shell of the old Commodore gaming console/computer that was popular back in the early 1980s. The Extreme is rare in its category and carries a quad 2.2GHz Core i7 mobile processor borrowed from notebooks to get its speed in a small design.

The Extreme offers several improvements over its sibling, the C64x Ultimate, which began shipping in June. These include an onboard Intel HD 3000 video chipset, DDR3 over DDR2 memory, 2TB of drive space versus 1TB, gigabit Ethernet, and two USB 3.0 ports in addition to four USB ports.

The C64x Extreme with keyboard is priced at $1,499. Commodore claims it is available for shipping within pone day. The company advises that any orders for Christmas must be placed before November 25.

by MacNN Staff



  1. BigMac2

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Less is better

    If the current brand owner really wanted to capitalize of the brand nostalgia, they should bring a much lower priced computer.

    I will drool for a 200-300$ Android base computer with an old fashion joystick port you can connect on a TV running a C64 emulator, and having an online store for $1 C64 games and apps.

  1. Makosuke

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Missing One Thing

    Where's the joystick! How can you ship a retro Commodore-style clone, right down to the custom OS with the blue command line prompt, and not have a matching retro joystick to go with it?

    I also wonder what the keyboard feels like--old-school clacky, or does it have a modernized feel.

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