I bet that’s a headline you didn’t expect to see today… or ever, in fact. And it’s not just something we dreamt up to try and pull you in; it’s completely true. Commodore has today announced both a brand new Amiga gaming PC, and a C64 remake that’s still clinging on to that famous 80s design.
Let’s being with the new Amiga, a PC that looks remarkably similar to Apple’s older Mac mini machines. It’s an absolute powerhouse, packing a 3.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 1GB graphics card.
Unlike the Mac mini, the new Amiga also boasts an optical drive that’ll play your Blu-ray discs, and a 1TB hard disk drive that can be swapped out for a speedy 300GB or 600GB solid-state drive. There’s also some extra space inside for another two 2.5-inch drives.
It all sounds rather impressive, until you take a peek at the price tag: The base model starts at a whopping $2,495.
If that’s a little out of your price range, how about the new C64x, which sports a retro design but packs modern specifications. It features an Intel 2.13GHz dual-core processor, 4GB of RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 512MB graphics card. There’s also a built-in multi-card reader, a HDMI port, 7.1 channel surround sound, and a Blu-ray disc drive.
Like the Amiga, the C64x comes with a 1TB hard disk drive as standard, with prices starting at $1,295. And again, you can choose to swap that HDD for a 300GB or 600GB solid-state drive.
Both the Amiga and the C64x are now in production and can be ordered from Commodore’s online store, with shipping scheduled to begin in four weeks.
Admittedly, both machines do look pretty impressive. I’m a fan of the retro C64x in particular. But I’m almost certain I could not justify that kind of price tag just for the Commodore brand.
What do you think of Commodore’s new machines?
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