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New Commodore Laptop

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Although I’m old enough to remember the Commodore Vic 20, which shipped with a staggering 5Kb of Ram, and have happy memories playing games such as, Radar rat race, this new commodore laptop is not exactly exciting.

Let’s start with the name. Now you would think that something quirky and catchy would have been on the minds of the Commodore branding team as they talked about their new model, well this is what they came up with: Commodore UMMD 8010/F Netbook :(

And then there is the price, suggested to be in the region of £325! It’s hardly competitive, so this little laptop is really going to have its work cut out to play with the big boys.

Further more, as one blogger remarks, the VGA and RJ-45 ports are on opposite sides… it would seem the design team were also napping that day - it surely isn’t a great way of getting a tidy desktop.

Let’s face it, if the retro brand is all you care about, buy a commodore sticker and stick it over your HP / Apple logo and spend the money you saved on tic tacs.

That said, it’s nice to see that Commodore are still alive, I just wish they had branded it a bit better - here are some photos;
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Via C7-M / Microsoft XP / GNU Linux operating systems / 10-inch screen / 1.3 megapixel webcam and a digital array microphone to complete the disappointing stats

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  1. Raul June 2, 2010

    Connectors on the opposite side? come on that’s not a problem at all! If you don’t like Commodore don’t buy it, but there’s no need at all of saying this is bad. The “big ones” usually make very bad notebooks and netbooks. Let’s give commodore a chance! Maybe I say this just because I loved my ‘64… ok.. maybe. Cheers!

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  3. rostone July 21, 2010

    Further more, as one blogger remarks, the VGA and RJ-45 ports are on opposite sides… it would seem the design team were also napping that day - it surely isn’t a great way of getting a tidy desktop.

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