The PC Classic Is A New Thing?!
News on this project first appeared a couple of days ago but I seriously thought it was a joke to cash in on all the Mini console hype and man was I wrong! Unit-e the company behind the PC Classic has made a tiny interpretation of a vintage PC complete with a floppy drive bay! Also on the unit are 3 USB ports an HDMI port and RCA ports to allow the device to be connected to a CRT TV for true vintage gameplay. Bluetooth support will also be added to allow for wireless gameplay. Unit-e plans to launch a crowdfunding campaign within the next month with the hope of getting the PC Classic shipped by Spring 2019. The price of the basic PC Classic has been temporarily set at $99.
I am not impressed with this device as one of the biggest benefits of PC gaming has always been the ability to play games from the past to some degree. Many games from the 80’s and 90’s are still sold on services like GOG and Steam. Though the thought of having a fully pre-configured emulation box could be attractive under the right conditions. And let’s get one thing clear right now, the case they have the games on physical SD cards that need to be inserted into the floppy drive bay is awesome! If you are interested in more information about the PC Classic, check out the official Unit-e site.