Thursday, September 4, 2008

Commodore Netbook

Price as Reviewed $610

There's probably someone reading this who isn't sick of hearing about endless netbook releases from yet another company, and if you're that person, Commodore's UMMD 8010/F is the product for you. Adding to the range of gaming PCs launched last year, although almost certainly not by the same company, the system carries the styling and name, if not the gaming heritage, of its predecessor.

The specs are oddly enough, in line with every other netbook out there, so it hardly seems necessary to list them, but here we go anyway:

* 1.6GHz VIA C7-M processor
* 10in screen (unspecified resolution, almost definitely 1,024 x 600)
* 80GB hard drive
* Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth
* VGA output
* Three USB Ports

On the Commodore UMMD 8010/F's plus side is its frankly awesome retro styling, unfortunately associated with a price that sounds several years out of place for a machine of its specs - namely some $600. Sadly running a Commodore 64 would probably be preferable to a VIA processor, which will make that price tag hard to handle.