The Commodore PC is Back
March 7, 2007 3:57 AM
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Commodore re-enters the market as a purpose built gaming PC
The Commodore is ready to make a splash back into the computer world with a new gaming computer that will be shown later this month during CeBIT in Germany. Specifics of the computer remain scarce, but Commodore CEO Bala Keilman promises that the new Commodore PC is going to bring the Commodore brand back into the gaming industry.
"25 years ago, Commodore launched the best selling personal computer of the late 20th century, the C64, and defined the early computer games experience for millions of people worldwide," Keilman
said in a statement
. On the Commodore Gaming website,
only a graphical teaser is posted
for what will come.
The Commodore gaming PCs will be shown on March 15th, and will be live demo machines which will be playable. "We are privileged and excited to bring the commodore brand back to the gaming community and mark a new chapter in its history with this exceptional machine. We're sure that it will deliver what gamers need and want," said Keilman.
It appears that the PCs will be available for the European market on release, but the company did not rule out a launch in North America and Asia. Commodore expects to make more more announcements soon.
The problem with a Commodore comeback is that the gaming market today is nothing like the one that the C64 entered 25 years ago -- Alienware and VoodooPC are two of the top tier companies already producing gaming PCs. Also, the Microsoft Xbox360, Sony PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii are all strong competitors of PC gaming, with
41% of U.S. households reportedly now having video game consoles
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3/7/2007 4:04:22 PM
It unlikely they'll be anything unique if they build a PC... unless the price is waayyyyy high.
They'll just be using mostly standard components...mainboard, CPU, Video Card, Memory modules and HD being the key players...
The PS, case, keyboard, and other stuff they might do themselves, or contract someone to modify or rebadge a product already made....
Xbox is a unique platform
PS3 is a unieque platform
PCs are also a platform
So unless they make a new "platform" it'll be another PC...just that is has a familiar name that the 30-45 year old once used....and hence, more likely to buy.
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