dealscommodore 64 for $595.00

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So... it's a PC made to look like a C64? I suppose that with a C64 emulator, you can approximate the experience of owning an original, but then that's a lot of horsepower under the hood being wasted.

Pass.

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@wingnutzero: you should do more research into this

it is a pc too

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@rileyper: I think when he says, "so it's a PC made to look like...", he understands that it's a PC.

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@rileyper: I think that's what he's saying; either you use it as a full-powered PC with an uncomfortable keyboard and form factor, or you run the C64 emulator and have an expensive retro machine in which 99% of the computing power is unused. Either way it's far from the Best of Both Worlds.

It's an interesting novelty and would be a decent Home Theater PC for the retro-minded, though. But at $600 it's an expensive novelty. At least throw in the 1TB backup drive that takes audio cassettes.

Anyway, when do we get a new model of the Timex Sinclair 1000?

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Poked around the site a little.

From what I read, it looks like the C64 emulator and software package aren't available yet, but purchasers would get a copy of both mailed to them when it was available.

So it is a PC in a semi-interesting case, with Ubuntu on it. eh.

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when are they going to come out with a good one????????? AN ATARI?????
long live Atascii!!!!!
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I have one of these(original)with monitor, disk drives, printer, modem, games, ect.
Wonder what it's worth....

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I can download a C64 emulator for free and the rom downloads too..sorry...

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Those were the days Load"*",8,1 to load your foppy game

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Note the proc on this...it's essentially a netbook.

They also have the C= vic too in a simillar config. Neat idea, and it doesn't surprise me that they sold out quickly. It's a novelty, but it's not going to give Dell or HP a run for their money.

Definitely not a deal. this is normal price, and you could get a full powered PC for this cost.....but it is a neat novelty.

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@kenny3552: "Those were the days Load"*",8,1 to load your foppy game"

Well, I don't want Fop, goddamn it! I'm a Dapper Dan man!

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@subrec: or a semi sweet gaming rig on woot right now.....

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can I play my floppy disk of Oregon Trail on it?

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I still use my SX84, one of the first color portable computers, with built in disk drive and monitor.

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...Or you could buy the original system on ebay for $25-50, gut it and have yourself a real DIY project with better end specs.

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is Back?...never knew it went away.

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Their website looks about as old as the computer...

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Only if it comes with an HD monochrome monitor.

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@rpstrong: Well... I can order it for you... Would take a couple weeks...
Nice reference.

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Love Sabby's comment. I ran a board like that once :)

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HD Monochrome monitor....there's an oxymoron lol

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I have been paying attention to these guys for a few months now, and I'm not only excited but wooting glad to see they've finally announced their launch. They have a $250 bare-bones model that's a case, keyboard, and lets you pick your own mini-iTX motherboard/processor/etc. combo, though that'd render you pretty limited to integrated graphics.

Performancewise, the specs aren't bad, but I'm going to give them a bit to ship out and make sure this isn't vaporware before I get one, which I will. My pops worked for Commodore International back in the day, and bringing this over alongside the old C64 he used for development would probably crack him up.

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I've got a VIC20. Where's the love??? LOL

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The only reason to get one of these at that price is if you actually plan to use it as your PC. None of the hardware is the same as the original. This thing doesn't emulate the C64 any differenly than your current PC does. It just happens to look more like the actual machine. But for that price, it's not worth it if all you're getting it for is to use a C64 again.

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A monitorless all-in-one running Ubuntu (and later their "Commodore" version of Linux). Interesting.

Price isn't terrible for a AIO or notebook with these specs, but while it is a interesting concept, it isn't a deal.

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This deal has died of dysentery.

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Uhh no thanks. Netbook for the price of a up to date laptop, nah. Even 250 for the case and KB is high.

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When I was 6 or 7, this was the stuff dreams were made of.
It's a horrendous dose of reality that this is now a clichéd momentarily revisited window to the past.

I think I will buy that crossbow after all.

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>"It's a PC in a C64 case"

PROTIP: PC stands for "personal computer." The C64 was a PC. The Apple2 was a PC. The TRS-80 was a PC. Mac is a PC. And yes, IBM made a line of PCs as well.

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I just saw this on FW with 21 Green flags. Not to mention all the stooges that redflagged people who even mentioned what it really was, an over priced PC in a retro case. Besides the justin beiber life sized portrait, this has to be the stupidist thing I have seen posted here. If you want to live in the 80's forever you should have killed yourself when you had the chance.

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@btingalls: Well isn't this place just'a geographical oddity?! Two weeks from everwhere!
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I'll take a dozen hairnets.

(Now I need to go watch this movie again lol)