A look at the all-new Commodore 64 (images)
The Brand-new Commodore 64
Although 29 years have gone by since the C64's 1982 release, Commodore USA says it is releasing a new version of the venerable computer, complete with a new version of the Commodore OS that has been updated for modern day and which includes a Web browser and a Microsoft Office-compatible suite of productivity tools.
The company isn't saying when--or definitively if--the new machine will be released, but since the pictures were released days after April 1, we can only hope that this isn't a joke.
And remember, Commodore implores, "The new Commodore 64 is a fully functional PC compatible, so you can even install and use the latest versions of Windows if you really feel you need to. We provide a beautiful graphical boot menu at start up from which Windows can be selected to run, so you needn't lose any of the functionality of the new C64's included Commodore operating systems."
Inside the case
The new C64
Stylized side view
The computer is said to come standard with 2 gigabytes of DDR3 memory, expandable to 4 gigabytes.
Side slots on the C64 prototype
Plus, says Commodore, "The classic power light is now the power button."