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New 80s-inspired Commodore 64 PC gets detailed – called C64x


We first saw this back in August, with the reissued Commodore 64 mixing authentic 80s-style looks with a modern specification. Well, it's now got a new name, the C64x, as well as some official photos and a confirmed set of features, including the option to revert to an '80s machine.

According to Wired, the new version has a dual-core Atom processor, 2GB memory, NVIDIA Ion2 graphics and a Blu-ray drive. There's also lots of USB and memory card slots, along with HDMI, VGA and DVI-D ports. But there's also some added authenticity.

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OPC Computer Amplifier Speaker by Orange Amplifiers gets priced and detailed


We featured this some time back when details were scarce, but now Orange Amplifiers has announced the details of its retro-styled OPC computer/amplifier.

Available from August 2010, this bizarre hybrid has been designed to deliver playing, recording, editing and computing capabilities to musicians and music aficionados, with a 24 Bit audio interface with both guitar and microphone inputs and over £700 of digital recording music software to help you along the way. Audio is via a 15 watt RMS per channel stereo amplifier and 2x JBL 6.5” 55 Watt RMS dual concentric speakers, both mounted into an optimised cabinet for 'enhanced cooling and acoustics'. Oh yes – there's the computer part too.

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OPC Computer Amplifier Speaker by Orange Amplifiers


Bizarre idea – a computer shaped like a vintage amplifier. But this isn't just a mad bedroom project, the OPC Computer Amplifier Speaker by Orange Amplifiers is coming your way soon.

According to the pre-launch blurb, it offer both PC and amplifier functionality, the latter with a quarter-inch jack plus volume, balance, treble and bass dials, while the latter is pretty much your average desktop.

That means an Intel processor, 4GB of memory, 500GB hard drive, ATI 5670 graphic card, 8x USB ports, Wi-Fi and Windows 7. Oh yes, you can record your music to the PC too. June 2010 is the launch date, price still to be confirmed.

Orange Amplifiers website

Via Pocket Lint