30 años desde el Commodore 64


Hace treinta años y tras una puesta en escena en enero de 1982 durante el Consumer Electronics Show en EEUU, se produjo el lanzamiento oficial delCommodore 64, más popular de todos los ordenadores PC. Feo y grisáceo, parece un dispositivo prehistórico comparado a los ultrabook o a los tablets que existen ahora. Para su época sin embargo, suponía una alternativa más barata e útil a lo que existía en el mercado en ese momento; el nuevo sistema ofrecía sonidos y gráficos mejores que sus competidores más costosos y una biblioteca de software más extenso. El disparo de ventas (que aproximaron los 17 millones por todo el mundo) hacen que sea el dispositivo más popular de todos los tiempos.

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La estética del C64 muestra la evolución estética de la tecnología Foto cc unloveablesteve

Según un artículo de Digital Spy, se lanzaron más de 10.000 programas de software para el C64 durante su periodo de vida, incluyendo aplicaciones de oficina, herramientas de programación y por supuesto juegos. Casi todos los juegos de la era (…) Leer más “30 años desde el Commodore 64”

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Commodore makes new computer with very old-looking hardware

There’s something unabashedly cool about retro technology, and when it comes to computers it doesn’t get more retro than the Commodore 64. That’s why Commodore USA is recreating the very classic computer casing but this time with very modern hardware.

Citing “overwhelming demand from former Commodore users worldwide,” the company is creating an “exact replica of the original beige chassis Commodore C64.” Except this time it has 4 GB of DDR3 memory, a one terabyte hard drive, HDMI compatibility, an Intel Atom 525 CPU and Nvidia Ion2 graphics. It also packs in six USB ports, a 6-in-1 media card reader, and an optional Blu-ray Disc drive. This ain’t your granddaddy’s Commodore 64!

Enthusiasts out there have become legendary for merging old and new technologies to create extremely unique and captivating pieces of hardware. But it’s not often that a company actually goes back to its roots and devotes resources to recreating a look that by all standards is completely outdated.


There’s something unabashedly cool about retro technology, and when it comes to computers it doesn’t get more retro than the Commodore 64. That’s why Commodore USA is recreating the very classic computer casing but this time with very modern hardware.

Citing “overwhelming demand from former Commodore users worldwide,” the company is creating an “exact replica of the original beige chassis Commodore C64.” Except this time it has 4 GB of DDR3 memory, a one terabyte hard drive, HDMI compatibility, an Intel Atom 525 CPU and Nvidia Ion2 graphics. It also packs in six USB ports, a 6-in-1 media card reader, and an optional Blu-ray Disc drive. This ain’t your granddaddy’s Commodore 64!

Enthusiasts out there have become legendary for merging old and new technologies to create extremely unique and captivating pieces of hardware. But it’s not often that a company actually goes back to its roots and devotes resources to recreating a look that by all standards is completely outdated. Leer más “Commodore makes new computer with very old-looking hardware”