Commodore has announced that it is almost finished with its first wave of production for the remake of the C64. The now dual-core Atom PC will ship next week. A Barebones version is $250, while a complete Basic version starts at $595 with a 1.8GHz Atom, NVIDIA Ion graphics, 2GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive and no optical drive.
For the serious buyer, the $895 ultimate model has a Blu-ray drive, 4GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive and Wi-Fi. Each model has multi-format card reading and modern video out and expansion. Ubuntu Linux 10.10 as well. Not long after launch you can get a copy of Commodore OS which mimics the original C64’s environment and software support.