The Commodore 64 has had a facelift and thanks to a US firm could soon be sitting on a desk beside you...
Spot the difference... above we have the classic Commodore 64 - the best-selling home computer EVER. And on the right, the new version from Commodore USA - similar styling but crammed full of modern technical wizardry.
Incorporating all the things we take for granted these days - USB ports and DVD drives - the shiny aluminium box can also be fitted with a BluRay drive, card readers and even a credit card reader! Why not add up to 4GB of RAM or Windows 7 too? A bit of a contrast to the original, eh?
Here's what the website says is on offer:
Engineered to fit a lot of computer into a little space, it's powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo or Quad Core processor, with advanced graphics and fast DDR memory. There's plenty of storage space - up to 2 Terabytes - for just about about anything you have. And it comes with your choice of Ubuntu or Windows 7 OS (other OS choices are available for self-install).For more information, check out the Commodore USA website...
The original C64 hit the shelves in 1982 and was a lowly 8-bit machine back then. That didn't stop it being snapped up and fuelling the home computer revolution. I remember the battles for market share between the C64, Amstrad CPC 464 (my computer of choice at the time) and the ZX Spectrum - equivalent to the Sony/Microsoft turf war we see today. Happy days.
(Photo credit: Another Pint Please)