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The Commodore 64 is returning with a HDMI output, handheld console model too

Commodore 64

Sizzling on the heels of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega video games console and theforthcoming Vega+ handheld, one other traditional pc from the identical period is about to return: the Commodore 64.

The 64 from Retro Video games Ltd will take the type of two totally different units. A reimagined model of the C64 pc can be accessible from December, which shrinks the unique’s design a bit however retains the total keyboard and unmistakable styling.

It additionally includes a HDMI connection to plug it right into a TV or monitor, plus an SD card slot, USB ports, mini-USB socket for energy and a number of other different fashionable options. There’s additionally a cartridge slot to plug in video games.

The 64 pc will come full of a stack of basic and new video games, whereas the working system will emulate the unique machine precisely.

Additionally deliberate for launch on the similar time is The 64 SX handheld console, which will likely be self contained and include a built-in LCD display screen. It additionally has a Micro-HDMI output so you’ll be able to plug it right into a TV or monitor.

The hand held will include a stack of video games pre-installed too, and has aMicro-USB port to hook it as much as an exterior supply so as to add additional titles.

Delivery for The 64 SX is anticipated to happen from April 2017.

Each consoles can be found to back on Indiegogo presently. Retro Games is on the lookout for £150,000 and, on the time of writing, has at the moment raised nearly $9,000 with a month to go.

The pc model is on the market from $150 (£105) to backers, whereas the hand held is out there from $170.

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