Any geek who was around and of gaming age during the early 80’s will remember the Commodore 64. I wanted one so bad I could hardly stand it and still remember the jingle “I adore my 64, my Commodore 64.” The computer was really nothing but a keyboard that you connected to your TV to play games and do other things.
The Commodore USA LLC company has announced that it has secured the rights to the Commodore name from Commodore Licensing B.V. and I will be the first to say that this is very confusing. Apparently, Commodore Licensing B.V. owns the rights to the computer we all recall from the 80’s. With the rights secured to the name, Commodore USA, LLC (confused yet?) will market a new keyboard all-in-one computer around the country.
The keyboard AIO are much more like the Commodore from my youth than those junk netbooks that were sold under the Commodore name back in 2008. The new machine will be an exact replica of those original Commodore machines with the beige chassis and all. Inside will be all modern hardware though. The hardware will include an Intel Atom 525 CPU with Ion 2 graphics, 4GB of RAM, 1TB HDD, HDMI, DVD drive with Blu-ray option, and 802.11n WiFi. The price for the new Commodore and availability are unknown.