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Commodore returns: another netbook contender

The mighty Commodore name returns in netbook form

| Laptops News | Posted: Sep 2, 2008 12:37 pm

Here's one for the nostalgia freaks, the once mighty Commodore name is set to rise again, this time as a 10" netbook.

 

Commodore returns: another netbook contender

 

Those of us who honed our early tweak skills in front of brown on beige keyboards, typing PEEK and POKE commands out of magazines, and loading software from cassette tapes, the Commodore UMMD 8010/F is likely at least stand out among likes of the Eee and Wind, even though its only link to the VIC 20, C64 and Amiga is its name.

 

The netbook also sets itself appart from the majority on the hardware front with its use of Via's 1.6GHz C7M CPU rather than the Intel Atom. Whether this was due to costs, availability or something else we're not sure, but it does mean we may see future models supporting the impressive Via Nano.

 

Other specs include the previously mentioned 10" screen, 1GB RAM, 80GB hard drive, Ethernet and Wi-Fi, and optional Bluetooth. A card reader, VGA out and USB ports are also included. Available colours are black, white, grey and pink (what is it with manufactures and pink netbooks?)

 

Pricing is said to start at £325, with Windows XP and Linux versions available. Sadly no mention of an Amiga OS4.0 option as yet.

 

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