The Commodore 64 is the best-selling single personal computer model of all time. It made it's way into the 2001 and 2002 editions of the Guiness Book of World Records. Between 20-30 million units were sold from 1982-1992.
Here's a peek at the great old machine. AND have a look at the reinvented Commodore Gaming PCs of 2007, the All New Commodore 64s of 2012, and beyond.
*The Commodore 64 is back! Take a Look!*
1 <3 Commodore 64
This was my very first computer back in the early 80s. I had this in my room from 4th grade till I graduated highschool. My parents gave it away when I was off to college (Let me hear you...awwww).
I miss all of those old games! Pole Position, Lode Runner, Space Taxi...and remember the Summer and Winter Olympic Games? Not only would I spend hours playing games but also making cards and calandars with the Print Shop, drawing with the Koala Painter Tablet and playing music with my Music Maker keyboard attachment.
Classic Commodore Commercial
Ahead of It's Time
- 8-bit MOS Technology 6510 microprocessor
- 64 kibibytes of RAM
- VIC-II 6567 graphics chip featured 16 colors
- SID 6581 sound chip had three channels
- Commodore 1541 was a 170 kilobyte drive for 5Â¼" floppy disks
28 Games in 4 Minutes
Commodore 64 on Wikipedia
Click the small link at the bottom to be taken to the full article.
The Commodore 64 was an 8-bit home computer introduced by the now defunct manufacturer Commodore International in January 1982. Volume production started in the spring of 1982, with machines being released on to the market in August at a price of US$595. Preceded by the Commodore VIC-20 and Commodore PET machines, the C64 features 64 kilobytes (65,536 bytes) of RAM, hence the name, and had favourable sound and graphical specifications when compared to well-known contemporary systems such as the Apple II, particularly as the price was well below that demanded by Apple. It is commonly known as the C64 or C=64 (after the graphic logo on the case) and occasionally as the CBM 64 (for Commodore Business Machines), or VIC-64.
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Commodore 64 on Rocketboom :)
High density layered sound insulation
Extensive stress test performed on every system
Unique floating full front door that can be closed with your USB cables still connected
Two independently illuminated fans with eight changeable colours that you control
Preloaded with Windows Premium
ASUSÂ® P5N32-E nForce 680i SLI motherboard
PhilipsÂ® DVDRW optical drive
Preloaded with a C64 emulator, containing more than 50 classic games
You could customize your PC with artwork from Commodore's C-Kin Library. There were a number of Art Photography, Classic Commodore, Colours. Gaming and Street Art skins to choose from.
The All New Commodore 64
It's back! The new Commodore 64 is a modern PC that looks just like the original.
The Keyboard includes:
- Mini-ITX PC motherboard
- Intel's 2.13Ghz 64-bit Dual Core D2700 Atom processor
- nVidia GeForce GT 520 graphics chipset
- 4Gb of DDR3 memory
- Multi format card reader/writer
- USB slots
- Optional slot load R/W DVD or Blu-ray drive