Well it'll certainly sell out with Commodore fans and fans of retro looking computers but I may or may not buy one. Don't get me wrong, it looks nice but I'm more of a gaming user then a mainstream user.
Still, I appreciate Commodore's effort to create a retro looking PC. I mean thousands of people have created Apple II PC's but we barely see corporations going back in time to create a modern PC in a retro looking case, which is what Commodore has done.
Still, good luck to Commodore!
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I was too young, praise the lord. "There are a lot of really young computer users who want to own a retro-looking computer," - What??? Most of the people my age want something like the maingear shift they are giving away! Good luck to them but I don't expect to purchase one for myself.
Now you're just mashing it!
I remember my old Commodore computers with a sort of first-love fondness. I had a Vic-20 first, and then a Commodore 128. I still have the old brochure with William Shatner's picture on it. Nevertheless, I don't see myself buying a retro-look computer.
I also do not see myself purchasing one of these machines and my first machine was a Commodore 64. Good luck to Barry Altman in this adventure.
Barry Altman will surely hit a target market however it may be smaller then he intends. I doubt its success with the posted prices.
I don't see myself buying this just because I am younger and want a real rig... LOL
My first computer was a C=64 that I mowed yards all summer to get. I joined in as one of the first members of a local users group, and got years of fun out of that thing. I even have an original C=128 and Amiga 1000 in my closet, and the Amiga Kernel/ROM developers manuals staring at me on my bookshelf. The Commodore 64 will forever be the system I had the most fun using, because I was learning so much back then. I *am* their target audience.
But even I have no interest in buying one of these.
It's just not a C=64. It's a PC, with a knock-off keyboard that's not even an exact reproduction.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
tl;dr: People nostalgic for the C=64 want a real one or will settle for an emulator.
This thing is a zombie eating at the memory of the original. It should go over well with owners of the new VW Beetle.
Yes this was my first PC to (us kids had a C=64, and mom had an Apple IIE for her work (Board of Education) upstairs with those monster floppies rofl. I would not buy one we have moved on as well as ahead in computing. It is an interesting memory but that it.
I never used these when I was younger and im not even sure I was around when they were the computer of their day but the Commodore 64 hits my nostalgia button with the familiar gray color scheme that reminds me of my childhood computers:)
Not to mention I love taking new technology and putting a retro spin on it!
Not sure I'd actually buy one of these, but it's fun to think about how far we've come and look back on my first computer. Fond memories :-)
I loved the C64 but learned the hard way that the original floppy drive was prone to overheating. Playing the Lord of the Rings game on that system would make the drive overheat until it stopped functioning.True to form, I didn't stop playing--I just shut the drive off in between battles. ;)
No thanks, I'd rather look forward than fall back,.....and I like shiny new bling the best.
When the PT Cruiser came out with hoards of people lining up to pay 10 thousand dollars over the car's sticker price just to get one, I was belly laughing at them. It is just a Dodge Neon after all. When many dodge dealers went Bankrupt after that, I thought that they deserved it for gouging people for those PT Cruisers the way that they did.
This is just an electronic PT Cruiser.
Dogs are great judges of character, and if your dog doesn't like somebody being around, you shouldn't trust them.
It would probably sell better if they just made a solid mechanical keyboard with the chassis, not an actual whole computer. You'd be able to mix your old school with your gaming rig.
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