01-11-2007 // 'Commodore returns in style with a monster gaming PC.'
Retro gamers beware. Commodore Gaming's Commodore XX isn't beige. It doesn't even have a tape drive. What you do get is a seriously flashy gaming PC filled with top-of-the-range components.
The range has four main models - the G, GS, GX and XX - ranging from £1,000 to more than £2,500 for the base unit alone. It seems you can customise each PC's specification, but there are only a few simple steps. Commodore wants to stay true to the spirit of the Commodore 64 by providing a one-box gaming product. All will handle the latest games, as even the lowest-specification G has an Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS graphics card. However, what makes Commodore's PCs stand out is their impeccable custom paint jobs. Included in the price is a "C-Kin", of which there are 100 finishes available - ours is inspired by the 1982 Commodore 64 game Jupiter Lander, complete with pixellated craft.
PC Pro's rating: 4 stars ****
Review at PCPro.co.uk