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COMMODORE
COMMODORE 64
(1982 model)
The Commodore 64 (1982), almost certainly the best-selling computer model of all time. Ex-Commodorian Andy Finkel estimates that sales totaled between 17 and 22 million units. That's more than all the Macs put together, and it dwarfs IBM's top-selling systems, the PC and the AT. Commodore made significant technological contributions as well. The 64 was the first computer with a synthesizer chip (the Sound Interface Device, designed by Bob Yannes). The SX-64 (1983) was the first color portable, and the Plus/4 (1984) had integrated software in ROM. 
  • 64K of RAM
  • 40 column screen output
  • 8 programmables sprites
  • Sixteen colors
  • 6502 microprocessor
  • 3 voice, 6 octave, synthesizer
  • Model = 64
  • SN; P00127857
The back of the C64

The 1541 disk drive has a capacity of 174848 bytes per disk.
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1541 disk drive, SN; AA2006035
COMMODORE 64
(1986 model)

  • 64K of RAM
  • 40 column screen output
  • 8 programmables sprites
  • Sixteen colors
  • 6502 microprocessor
  • 3 voice, 6 octave, synthesizer
  • Model = 64
  • SN; HB 1025364c

Back of the C64

The Ram Expansion pack is approximately 5.5 by 5 inch.


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In Jan. 1983, Commodore introduces the SX-64, the first color portable computer. Weight is 23lbs. It incorporates a 5-inch color monitor and one or two 5.25 inch floppy drive.  Price is US$1600. 
The keyboard works as a lid when the computer is off. 
Production stopped in 1986. 
  • CPU; 1 Mhz, MOS6510
  • ROM; 20K
  • RAM; 64K
  • Disk drive; 51/4 inch.
  • RGB color monitor
  • O/S; Basic
  • Text display; 40X25, 16 colors
  • Graphics display; 320x200x2 colors - 160x200x4 colors
  • Audio; 3 channels mono
  • SN; GA1041142

A computer that is both hardware and software compatible with the immensely popular Commodore 64. Capable of running hundreds of popular CP/M business titles using a built in Z-80 processor. A true upgrade over its predecessors, sporting 128k of memory, RGBI monitor compatibility for sharp video output, a keyboard to rival that of their business computers, and a significant upgrade to their built-in BASIC interpreter and operating system.

The Commodore 128!

 

  • Model; C128
  • SN; CA1617543
  • MFG. DATE; 11/85
  • GENERAL FEATURES
    • Advanced Styling
    • 100% Compatible with Commodore 64
    • Built-in, Easy to Use DOS support
    • RAM Expandable up to 512K RAM Using RAM Disk Option
    • Upper and Lower Case Character Set
    • Built-in BASIC
      • 3 Separate Modes of Operation
      • 64 MODE
        • 8502 Microprocessor (6502/6510 Compatible)
        • 6581 Sound Interface Chip
        • 64K RAM
        • 16K ROM
        • BASIC 2.0
        • 40 x 25 Unes (320 x 200 resolution)
        • 16 Colors + 8 Sprites
      • 128 MODE
        • 8502 Microprocessor (6502/6510 Compatible)
        • 6581 Sound Interface Chip
        • 128K RAM (Expandable to 512K Using RAM Disk Option)
        • 48K ROM + 16K ROM for DOS Support
        • BASIC 7.0
        • Machine Language Monitor
        • 40 x 25 Lines (320 x 200 resolution)
        • 80 x 25 Lines (640 x 200 resolution)
        • 16 Colors + 8 Sprites (40 Column Only)
      • CP/M MODE
        • Z80 Microprocessor
        • CP/MTM Plus Version 3.0
        • 128K RAM (Expandable to 512K Using RAM Disk Option)
        • 40 x 25 Lines (320 x 200 resolution)
        • 80 x 25 Lines (640 x 200 resolution)
        • 16 Colors

  • INPUTS/OUTPUTS
    • Full Size Typewriter Style
    • 92 Keys
    • 14 Key Numeric Keypad
    • 8 Programmable Function Keys
    • 6 Cursor Keys
    • Help Key
    • 40/80 Column Key
    • No Scroll
    • Line Feed
    • Escape
    • Tab
    • Cap Lock
    • Alt (Not all accessible in 64 Mode)
    • User Port
    • Cassette Port
    • RF/TV Port
    • Audio Input
    • Composite Video
    • Serial Port
    • 2 Game Ports
    • Cartridge Port
    • Audio Output
    • Digital RGBI Video
  • POWER REQUIREMENTS
    • MPS 802, MPS 803, MPS 1000 Printers
    • 1541, 1571 Single Disk Drive
    • 1901 Monochrome Monitor
    • 1902 Digital RGBI Color Monitor
    • 1660 and 1670 Modems
    • Fully Compatible with Commodore 64 Software and Accessories in 64 Mode
    • 117 Volts AC, 60 Hz, 1 5 Watts

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