Commodore 64 Personal Computer Makes A Comeback (Photo)

By on Apr 8, 2011 in Business, Desktop, Technology, United States Comments
Commodore 64
Image Credit: LA Times

Commodore 64 is back in the technology market since Tuesday, April 5, 2011, according to international technology sites.

In the 1980s, Commodore 64 is one of the hot-selling personal computer in the market. It has a 64 kilobytes of memory and is used for basic word processing and simple video games.

The latest Commodore 64 model has four gigabytes (four million kilobytes) of memory and being sold for $595.

Commodore USA is the company that manufactures the latest Commodore 64 model. The company now owns the rights to the Commodore trademark.

Below is the statement of Commodore USA CEO Barry Altman about the latest Commodore 64.

It looks just like the original Commodore 64, with even the old-style keyboard. In fact, that keyboard was the biggest accomplishment of all, so far. The keys look like a piece of clay that you pushed a marble into — so it fits your fingertip.

We expected our audience to be the nostalgia crowd, and that’s true, a lot of people buying them owned an original Commodore 64 back in the ’80s. But we’re also finding that there are young kids who are geek geniuses who have iPhones and iPads and things like that and they’re looking at this thing and they’re into it. They’ve actually been a big part of our customer base so far too. It’s been a surprise.

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