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Commodore Has A Netbook, Too


Commodore Has A Netbook, Too

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)

  • 1GB RAM

  • 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.

Nice try Commodore, but no cigar.


September 3, 2008, 2:21 am

Screw Commodore, where is my ZX Spectrum netbook? I have a box full of cassettes begging for some playtime in the 21st century.

Francesco Mastellone

September 3, 2008, 2:47 am

The VIA C7 setup ain't half bad - it's slightly less powerful than an Intel Atom, but it makes up for that in the graphics side. Still, the price is rather high. What a pity.


September 3, 2008, 12:37 pm

make a unique netbook - i hope somebody will (dual core, mobility radeon HD3200, 1280 by 800 screen)


Craig Turner

September 3, 2008, 5:03 pm

Nice retro look, but not convinced by those specs! As much as I like VIA, using one as a central cpu in a laptop is a no-no for me.

Didn't HP use this cpu and it couldnt even handle youtube playback?

Anyway, long live Commodore! (Although not really the same company is it?)


September 3, 2008, 6:29 pm

Are you sure you're not thinking of the Via Nano Francesco?

To my eyes the styling on this looks more like Macbook than Retro, but then I never owned a C64.

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