CES 2009: Commodore Announces New Netbooks
At CES 2009 in Vegas, Commodore is launching a new series of netbooks, which are each about two thousand times more powerful than their delightful, old-school desktops.
No word if they're going to re-release a package of Commodore PET games, but one can only hope... I used to dominate at Tank.
The new series of netbook products were introduced at the Berlin IFA show in September 2008 to an overwhelming market response in Europe. Commodore will unveil its new line of 2009 products in the multimedia internet devices category at the CES 2009 show.
The netbook computers are about an inch thick, weighs about three pounds and shipped with Windows XP. It comes with 1 and 2 Gb internal memory, 160 GB hard disk, built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and three USB ports for connecting to other multimedia devices for connecting to photos, video, music and HDD back-up.
Also introduced was commodoreworld, an online portal for both the netbooks and the Gravel handheld web devices. "Gravel" strikes me as a funny name for a tech product, but at least I remember it.
Note: this incarnation of Commodore is owned by Commodore Corp, which is not the same company as the one that went bust back in the day- this incarnation owns the name and product line, though, and their website has a picture of a guy who looks like Dr. House.