I wish I had thought to show this to my father, when I was home.
Recently, someone wrote a Commodore-64 emulator on the iPhone. There was a big hubbub because Apple blocked it, but more interesting (to me) is this article, which contains a stat comparison.
e.g. The C-64 came out at $600. The iPhone starts at $99.
The C-64 runs at 1 MHz with 64 KB of memory.
The iPhone runs at 600 MHz with 256 MB of memory.
Naturally, the iPhone has 27 years of tech on which to rest, but still interesting.
It's a shame that the legal stuff barred the emulator. Imagine playing Gateway to Apshai while in line at a store!