If you were a young lad who was enjoying youth during the 1980s, you may remember your very first computer experience, whether it was with a Commodore 64, Vic-20, or Amiga. Feeling nostalgic? Well Commodore is making a comeback in the U.S. quite soon, this time as a powerful gaming computer.
Meet Commodore Gaming, which has already been launched in the EU and is expected to be released in America in August 2007, which would mark Commodore 64’s 25th anniversary.
"The most immediate difference Commodore enthusiasts will notice about these new systems is the operating system -- they no longer use AmigaOS; now they're Windows-based. They use Intel microprocessors and feature Corsair memory and Nvidia GeForce graphics cards capable of rendering DirectX 10 graphics (DirectX 10 is featured in Windows Vista)."
There are four models to choose from, starting with the basic Cg class to the powerful Cxx class gaming rig. In the EU, the hierarchy is as follows: G, GS, GX, and finally XX. All the systems are equipped with Core 2 Quad or Core 2 Extreme quad-core CPUs and rest on Nvidia nForce motherboards, complete with SLI support. The machines are also highly customizable and includes a so called “C-kin,” painting process. Customers may choose from a wide range of case designs from plain colors, to artwork based on games, landscapes, and other themes.
U.S. prices are not yet known, but the UK versions start from £1,029 (US$2,083) to £2,749 (US$5,565), depending on the model. Commodore Gaming will be available online at first, but will hit local stores later on.