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Commodore Announces New Quad-core C64x Extreme

Earlier this year, Commodore released a modernized version of its Commodore 64 keyboard PC with Intel's dual-core Atom 525 CPU, Nvidia Ion 2 graphics, 2GB of DDR3 memory (expandable to 4 GB), an optical drive, and more. This week, the company revealed that it is now shipping production orders for the new Commodore 64 Extreme model, otherwise known as the C64x-EX.

The C64x-EX is perfect for Commodore fans that love the iconic Commodore design but want the extra oomph that the Atom-based model doesn't provide. Packing a 2nd generation Sandy Bridge 2.2Ghz 64-bit Intel core i7 (Quad Core/Eight Threads CPU [i7-2720QM]), the C64x-EX boasts a 2TB HDD, 8GB of RAM, 2 x USB 3.0 ports, 5 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 e-SATA port, SPDIF, HDMI, DVI and VGA display connections, a slot loaded R/W DVD drive, built in Ethernet and Wireless N Wi-Fi. As far as OS is concerned, the C64x-EXTREME comes with Linux Mint 11 and will dual boot with the "retro inspired" Commodore OS Vision when released.

Priced at $1499, this puppy isn't cheap, but you can't really put a price on nostalgia, can you? It's guaranteed to ship by Dec 15th if ordered before the 25th of this month, but Commodore says it has some recently produced C64x-EX units in stock that are guaranteed to ship within one business day.

  • brothermist
    cool as oldschool hell... but $1500
    pass
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  • brothermist
    oh, and the optical drive should be in a 1541 case.
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  • clonazepam
    some good photos at http://hothardware.com/News/Commodore-USA-Puts-C64x-Extreme-On-Sale/
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  • JOSHSKORN
    clonazepamsome good photos at http://hothardware.com/News/Commod e-On-Sale/Nice share.

    I guess I'll have to say it...don't want to but really, I'm curious. CAN it run Crysis? I don't see a dedicated video card. Actually it's not Crysis I care about, it's the newer games...like BF3, MW3, Black Ops. I saw a guy play CoD4 online with an integrated graphics card from a laptop, it was a little choppy...not for me.
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  • dogman_1234
    Win!
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  • tuch92
    JOSHSKORNNice share.I guess I'll have to say it...don't want to but really, I'm curious. CAN it run Crysis? I don't see a dedicated video card. Actually it's not Crysis I care about, it's the newer games...like BF3, MW3, Black Ops. I saw a guy play CoD4 online with an integrated graphics card from a laptop, it was a little choppy...not for me.
    Well, it has Linux on it.. so unless you dual boot or run through WINE, no.

    On a related note, It makes me happy to see it's shipping with Linux:)
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  • southernshark
    tuch92Well, it has Linux on it.. so unless you dual boot or run through WINE, no. On a related note, It makes me happy to see it's shipping with Linux

    Linux is dead. We know it because some idiot who writes a blog told us so, and Tom's reposted it so that we could all know about it.
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  • jiyung
    Trying to compete with Alienware and the Razer Blade??
    Hahaha
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  • clonazepam
    Just need to find a really ancient crt monitor, hopefully without any cigarette stains, and you're good to go...
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  • runswindows95
    Personally, I like the concept of it. It's a truly portable workstation you can take anywhere as long as you have a screen waiting for you.
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