$12 PC based on NES, not Apple II -- even cooler

Nilay Patel
N. Patel|08.07.08

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$12 PC based on NES, not Apple II -- even cooler

The $12 PC project just got a little more interesting -- contrary to what the Boston Herald reported yesterday, the project is actually based around an off-license NES clone from China called the Victor, not the Apple II. The machine is entirely contained within a keyboard and accepts NES cartridges as well as Famicom software, so there's already a BASIC -- which might be what project members were referencing when they said that their generation had grown up programming Apple IIs. The Victor isn't quite the machine the Apple II was, obviously, but we're still totally intrigued by entire nations of budding console hackers -- you ready for the competition, Ben Heck?

Read - Computerworld clarification
Read - Project wiki
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