Load"*",8,1. Look familiar? If so, then like myself, you can remember cutting your tech teeth on the Commodore 64. I can't honestly say it's my favorite PC of all time, but it was my first, and you always remember your first.
Well guess what, folks. The C64 is back, at least in form, and in function it's purportedly "better than ever!" An upstart called Commodore 64 has licensed the Commodore name from Commodore Gaming and is bringing back the classic PC as a modern day nettop.
On the outside, it looks mostly like the Commodore 64 you remember from way back when. But its guts are completely different. There's a mini-ITX motherboard inside with an Intel Atom 525 dual-core processor nestled as snug as a bug in a keyboard. Other updated amenities include Nvidia Ion 2 graphics, 2GB of DDR3 memory, a pair of SATA 3Gb/s ports, a tray load DVD writer (Blu-ray optional), multi-card reader/writer, and five USB slots.
On the software side, there's a C64 emulator pre-installed so you can stop waxing nostalgic and relive all those classics. All that's missing is a price and a release date.