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Still remember the classic PC-in-a-keyboard concept by Commodore? Now the company is back once again to produce that legend, this time revamped, and refreshed for the modern technology era.

Read on to find out more…

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Commodore Commodore: The return of the classic, revamped and refreshed.

The classic Commodore, once loved by many for the it’s legendary Commodore 64, the all-in-one PC in a keyboard during its early days. The company is now back, and soon to be launching the revamped and refreshed version of the legend.

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The Commodore spots a sleek, anodized aluminium shell, instead of the classic beige. Physical size of it stands at about 17.5 inches wide, 2 inches tall, taking up less room and touted as the low energy PC category.

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The Commodore also spot several I/Os, including 4 USB ports, PS/2 ports, and even the legacy ports such as COM and printer ports. Commodore also allows connection of up to 2 monitors throught its VGA and DVI ports. It even has gigabit LAN port.

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At the side, the new Commodore even features a DVD writer, something that even the old classic doesn’t have.

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If the external design doesn’t blow you away, the innards is even more attractive, powered by Intel Core 2 Duo or Quad processor, Intel G31 Express Chipset, and Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3100, it’s like power packed into a keyboard. New Commodore also have room for 3.5″ HDD, and comes with any OS of your choice (*Mac OS X Snow Leopard not supported and must be customer installed).

The new Commodore is due to be out in Spring 2010. Price is still unknown at this time.

For more information, visit: Commodore USA


TECH SPECIFICATION

CPU SUPPORT
Intel® CoreTM 2 Duo, Intel® CoreTM 2 Quad @ 1333MHz FSB LGA775 up to 95W. Intel® Pentium® D Processors with Hyper-Threading Technology, Intel® Celeron® D processor, support from 1.3GHz ~ 3.4GHz 1333MHz System Bus. Supporting 9x, 5x & 6x series processors with EM64T.
 
MOTHERBOARD
Intel G31 Express Chipset
 
CORE LOGIC MEMORY
2xDDR2 SDRAM sockets, populated up to 4GB. Supports PC2-5300 667MHz & PC2- 6400 800MHz.
 
HDD SUPPORT
Integrated Serial ATA controller facilitates high-speed transfers at up to 3Gbps for each of the four ports. Allows easier hard drive upgrades and expansion for new SATA optical drives. 2x SATA2 ports.
 
VIDEO & GRAPHICS
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3100. 3D enhancements enable greater flexibility and scalability and improved realism with support for Microsoft DirectX 9.0c Shader Model 2.0, OpenGL 1.4. Intel® Graphics also support the highest levels of the Windows 7 Aero experience. Stunning media, incredible visuals and new 3D capabilities. For business users, Intel validates the chipset, processor, graphics and software stack to provide a well-tested platform with support for Microsoft* Windows 7,Vista, Windows* XP, Linux (top distributions) and OS/2 (SciTech). Dynamic Video Memory Technology (DVMT) 3.0 supports up to 289MB of Shared Video Memory;
system memory is allocated where it is needed dynamically. Supports built-in Dual/Multi-Monitor windows displays using LCD monitor & DVI external display.
 
NETWORKING
1 Gigabit (GbE) Fast Ethernet, using Realtek RTL 8168B/8111C.
 
REMOVABLE HDD
Optional removable 2.5″ hard disk drive.
 
AUDIO
Realtek AL888 High Definition Audio enables premium Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound and six channels of enhanced sound quality and delivers advanced features such as multiple audio streams and jack re-tasking. Audio is fully compliant with Azalia 1.0 spec. Two built-in 2.5watt stereo speakers with three audio jacks for Audio Out, Line-in, and Microphone.
 
I/O PORTS
4 USB 2.0 Ports with transfer rate up to 480Mbps, 2 RS-232 Serial Ports, 1 Parallel Port supporting SPP/EPP/ECP, 1 PS/2 mouse port, 1 POS or PS/2keyboard port, 1 dual link DVI.
 
TOUCH PAD
Built-in Synaptic two-button touch-pad with vertical and horizontal scroll function.
 
OPTICAL DRIVE
One slim type Optical Drive, CDRW-DVD, or DVD+/-RW.
 
EXPANSION SLOTS
One Mini PCI
One Mini PCI-e
 
SYSTEM BIOS
AMI Flash BIOS supports ACPI, API, DMI, Plug & Play, and security password. Supports booting from HDD, PXE, LAN, CD-ROM, and ANY USB device.
 
KEYBOARD
Full-Size Enhanced Windows keyboard, detachable keytop matrix.