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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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It's not going to work
By shaw on 3/7/2007 5:02:40 PM , Rating: 2
They have to do something new to get people to purchase their products. Making a fancy case and overcharging the consumer isn't going to make the Commodore line of PCs/Laptops sell with the competition that's out there. If they could come up with some exclusive PC designs (like what Dell does) then I could see it working. Heck, even if they did some customized Windows tweaks to make it a "gaming PC" that would be something.

I'm just hoping they're going going to make a flashy case, put in stock parts, and label it a "gaming PC" and expect people to pay top dollar.

I don't think it's realistically possible to make money in the PC market by trying to sell low. All they would be doing is cutting into their profits and they would have to cut funding to other departments like customer service. They got to be origional and practical and then they'll get my money.




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