Load"*",8,1. If you understand what that means, then clearly you were rocking a PC well before this age of the Internet when PCs became socially hip. Those loading instructions are instantly familiar to anyone who ever owned a Commodore 64, still the best selling single model PC of all time, but what isn't familiar is a Core i7 2720QM processor nestled inside that little beige keyboard you used to own. Commodore is getting with the times.
Commodore USA, LLC is in the business of selling replica Commodore models with modern day components. Their latest model is the Commodore 64 Extreme (C64x-EX), which they proudly proclaim is the most powerful Commodore computer ever produced.
In and around the C64x-EX is the aforementioned quad-core Sandy Bridge processor along a 2TB of hard drive, 8GB of RAM, two USB 3.0 ports, five USB 2.0 ports, a single eSATA port, SPDIF, HDMI, DVI, VGA, slot-load DVD burner, GbE LAN, and an integrated mechanical keyboard with Cherry "Blue" key switches.
Commodore USA, LLC is accepting preorders now and promises to ship the $1,500 PC pre-imaged with Mint 11 (will dual-boot with the retro inspired Commodore OS Vision) by December 15th if ordered before November 25th.