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The C64 Mini - Reviewed


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#1 RickR

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 05:27 PM

A very comprehensive review from The 8-Bit Guy:

 

 

What do you guys think?


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#2 leolinden

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 07:30 PM

I don't understand what the issue is with reproducing an old computer or console. Like, these mini plug and plays are cool, but I'd buy a new Commodore 64 or something like that in a heartbeat. An new retro style computer with a homebrew community would be cool. Selling games out of the basement and working to make games and all of that. 


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#3 dgrubb

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 09:45 AM

I don't understand what the issue is with reproducing an old computer or console. Like, these mini plug and plays are cool, but I'd buy a new Commodore 64 or something like that in a heartbeat. An new retro style computer with a homebrew community would be cool. Selling games out of the basement and working to make games and all of that. 

 

The Spectrum community have produced exactly that:

 

https://www.specnext.com/about/


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#4 RickR

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 11:35 AM

The fact that they keyboard is non-functional tells me all I need to know about this thing. 

 

Still, the C64 is a really spendy machine to collect for.  Finding a working C64 is pricey.  Getting an SD card device is spendy.  Adding in a modern power adapter is spendy. 

 

I have a pretty nice C64 collection, but I'd argue that it's almost better to run an PC emulator for C64 instead of buying the C64 mini. 


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#5 GRay Defender

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 10:38 AM

That was an impressive review, I agree.  I too was disapointed regarding the fake keyboard.  The lag is also a concern for me.  I hope they improved the whole SD ROM loading process on the final version.  I hope to do my own less comprehensive review soon.


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#6 GRay Defender

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 03:55 PM

Here it is: 

 


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