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The Commodore 64 is Back

Updated on May 11, 2011

Commodore 64

Think back...Way back...Well not that far back I guess. Your tie was likely way too skinny, you hair was probably much to big, the A-Team is probably on TV in the background, and you are playing your favorite game on the Commodore 64! And you aren't alone. Almost everyone had one. At the time if you asked anyone to picture what a computer is, they would immediately think of the Commodore 64.

By today's standard they are essentially not ever usable. They basically could handle one office document that we sent back and forth all day now. My phone that I carry in my pocket can do in a few seconds what hundreds of Commodore 64's would be needed for. But at the time they were the best thing going. Partially because of their computing power and partially because of their relative low price compared to the other competitors produced by Apple and IBM.

While the company that made the Commodore 64 went bankrupt many years ago a new competitor found them and bought up the licensing rights and it's back. Of course the new on is going to be much more powerful and work like other PCs that you can purchased today. But they are going to have the look and feel of the old dinosaur that we all love. There are going to be a few model options for the new Commodore 64 but the standard model is going for $595 which is no coincidence that is the the original price back in the day.

So dust off that old large desk where you used to keep it, and get yourself a new Commodore 64, which you can now pre-order for a June delivery. Then sit back wearing your favorite color of fluorescent shades and enjoy going back to the future, 8,1.

Would you buy a NEW Commodore 64?

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      Bill Russo 6 years ago from Cape Cod

      It was far better than Apple and IBM and was the ultimate computer until the 128 came along. Commodore then brought out the very best ever....THE AMIGA! She was truly a friend, as the name implies, and was an incredible machine.

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      Martin Allan 6 years ago from Sunny Scotland

      Hey - I was a ZX Spectrum man myself before I moved onto the Commodore Amiga in 1991.

      The great 'war' between the C64 and the ZX Spectrum was brilliant! Nice hub and topics like this are right up my street.

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      greenguy 6 years ago

      Oh man that takes me back! I had no idea that they were bringing back the commodore 64... Thanks for the great info!