Ah man. This brings back memories. There was a time when computing was fun. We had competing platforms (Atari, Apple, Dos, Commodore, etc). Software were plentiful and priced well. Gaming on the C64 was awesome. I actually learned how to program when I was a kid (the manual actually taught you basic programming).
All in all I would not buy this new machine. Those day are gone, I'm a slave to windows (all hail master Gates). I don't program anymore (want something done, have someone else write the program, download it (open source) or just Bitxxxxxx it - just kidding I don't steal.