The Commodore 64 is Making a Comeback

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...for the most part:

 

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Tangentially related, and a fun watch:

 
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Damn, I threw away all the cassettes and floppy disks. 🤪
Don't worry about that. This new 'Commodore 64' is pretty much just modern hardware (including modern hdmi etc. ports) with a couple emulators pre-installed, inside a C64 style chassis. You wouldn't be able to connect the drives without some adapter work.

You can pretty much get the same thing by installing the emulators on your PCs and connecting the drives there.
 

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Meh. You are all welcome to it. Personally, I'd rather bag myself one of these: the 'Sinclair ZX Spectrum Next' - an update to a classic, not just a clone (currently sold out, because unlike the Commodore 64's previous crowdfunding attempt, it succeeded. Yes, old rivalries die hard!):

"The Spectrum Next is fully implemented with FPGA technology, ensuring it can be upgraded and enhanced while remaining truly compatible with the original hardware by using special memory chips and clever design."
 
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I can imagine that some people would like to purchase an original C64 with original monitor and floppy drive and some games for sentimental reasons, but a re build like this? Dead on arrival I guess.
 

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I guess they are trying to capitalize on the success of the retro console releases. I grew up with a C64,C128 and Amiga, and I have very fond memories of them, but I would not want to use one now.
 

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C64 was my first personal computer. But my IBM Explorer group built a Motorola 6800 machine from a Southwest kit in the 70s. That was my "first" computer programming experience. I nearly attached my finger to a board while soldering memory chips. It hurt. Fun Times
 

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I had a C64 as my second computer, after a TI99 4/a. I don't see the need for a retro version when my cell phone can do more, and does not need a C60 for data storage.
 

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I guess they are trying to capitalize on the success of the retro console releases. I grew up with a C64,C128 and Amiga, and I have very fond memories of them, but I would not want to use one now.
C64/Amiga girl here. I wouldn't mind having an actual C64, drive, and monitor for reliving old times with some game classics, but I can pretty much do that with an emulator.