Many children of the 1980s fondly reminisce about their first computer experience manning the keyboards of a Commodore 64, Vic-20 or Amiga. Now Commodore is coming back to the United States, this time as a premium gaming computer.
Commodore Gaming, as it is called, has already launched in Europe and plans to launch in the United States on the Commodore 64
The most immediate difference Commodore enthusiasts will notice about these new systems is the operating system
All the systems feature Intel Core 2 Quad or Core 2 Extreme quad-core microprocessors and are built on Nvidia nForce motherboards. Some also feature Scalable Link Interface (SLI), an Nvidia technology that enables two graphics cards to work together in parallel.
Each machine can be customized to the customer
U.S. prices were not listed as Macworld posted this article. The machines currently available in the U.K. begin at £1,029 (US$2,083) to £2,749 (US$5,565) depending on model. The systems will first be available for online order, then will be available at retailers.
This story, "Commodore Returns -- as a Gaming PC" was originally published by Macworld.