Gadget of the Day – Commodore Gaming PC

Ah, Commodore 64, Atari ST, ZX Spectrum, Amiga 500. We loved you all so much, where did it all go wrong? Chronic mismanagement and lack of R&D pro

Ah, Commodore 64, Atari ST, ZX Spectrum, Amiga 500. We loved you all so much, where did it all go wrong? Chronic mismanagement and lack of R&D probably, but now we have one of them back – Commodore's new gaming PCs are finally on sale.Currently available is the seriously powerful quad-core XX, with up to a terabyte of hard disk space, a maximum 4GB RAM and dual Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB graphics cards. And you thought your PS3 was well specced.Just below that is the similarly quad-core GX, which also comes with up to a terabyte of hard disk, a maximum 2GB RAM and space for two Nvidea GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB graphics cards. Both can also be ordered with Blu-ray burners and multiple monitors for quite simply the ultimate PC gaming and media rigEverything can be customised, of course, which includes the case. Either go for plain black with recessed chicken-head logo or any one of 100 modded 'C-kins' designs. Oh, and for a bit of old school reminiscing you'll find a C64 emulator and 50 games pre-loaded.Slightly less budget blowing are the G and GS models. They'll only be available in retail stores. Look out for more details on those next month.

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Commodore G, GS, GX, XXPrice: £TBA, £TBA, £1760, £2900On sale: Now (May for G and GS)Contact: Commodore GamingRelated stories:Commodore hits back with a vengeance