Bedroom boffins of the 1980s rejoice! The Commodore 64 is heading back to the shelves in June 2010.
The original shifted 17 million units, but obviously things have moved on since the days of the 8-bit computer, so a touch of modernisation is in order, although the design is certainly reminiscent of the original.
The new 64 is still a computer/keyboard hybrid, but one that offers an Intel 64-bit quad-core microprocessor, up to 500GB of hard drive storage, 4GB of RAM, a DVD-RW drive, a touchpad and four USB ports amongst the extensive connectivity – all in a footprint that is 17.5 inches wide and 2 inches tall. You can even choose the operating system – Linux, Windows and Mac OS.
Price? That's not been announced yet, but as these will be on the shelves in three months, that should be made clear very soon. We suspect it isn't going to break the bank.