Commodore Makes Comeback With Keyboard PC

Commodore computers were at one time a big thing, but times have changed. Today Commodore is revived as a brand of gaming PCs and today, that brand now extends to keyboard PCs.

Commodore USA today debuted on its website a keyboard form factor PC that packs in all the necessary parts – except for the display – into the keyboard. Interestingly, Commodore lists on its slideshow for the product that it's compatible with a wide array of operating systems, including Windows, Linux and even Mac OS X. Of course, there's a note saying that Apple's OS is unsupported and that the user must install it himself.

Some may liken this keyboard PC to Asus' still unreleased Eee Keyboard, but the Commodore packs an optical drive and doesn’t have the integrated touchscreen. Engadget did point out that the product pictures do bear a striking resemblance to Cybernet's keyboard computers, which supported Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad, with starting prices at $629.

Look for the Commodore Keyboard PC to hit sometime in Spring.

The old Commodor 64
Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • brother shrike
    Looks kind of uncomfortable to be perfectly honest...
  • jhansonxi
    It is using that old brand name it better come with a C64 emulator and some games.
  • fgump
    Just taking an existing Cybernet PC and slapping the Commodore name on it? Come'on this isn't even Commodore related! At least if it had some C64 or Amiga OS emulation. Hope people won't rush out and get this just because the name on it will be Commodore.
  • I will rush out to get this just because it has the name Commodore on it. That and the fact that I can put OSX on it. Maybe even triple boot OSX, Ubuntu and Windows 7. Get the best of all worlds perhaps.
  • zoemayne
    HD? NOPE. Just integrated intel graphics nothing special here.
  • I won't get it. This is a F'in joke!
  • curnel_D
    Their site lists a barebones version for $1? Not kidding.
  • the_krasno
    It looks pretty slick, let's see how good it really is.
  • Tremec
    No descrete graphics puts it in the fail bin also.
  • enzo matrix
    Soo... it's a thick laptop without an integrated monitor?