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COMMODORE

Vic20

1981

commadore Vic 20

Video Interface Chip A keyboard with a built-in central processing unit. Often ran out of memory before users finished writing their programs.

6502A processor 1.02 MHz 5KB of RAM (expandable to 32KB) 16 KB of ROM

1982
commadore 64

Originally released at £229.00. Consists of a wedge shaped keyboard. Uses a tape deck as storage which attaches to a non standard edge connector.

16
1984
commadore 16

The Commodore C-16 was basically a Plus/4-lite.

plus4
1984
commadore +4

Sold as a successor to the C64.

8-bit. 64K RAM

116
1984
commadore 116

CPU: 7501 (6502/6510 compatible)
RAM: 16kB
VIDEO: 40x25 character
121 colours

Amiga 1000
1985

CPU: 68000 @ 7.14 MHz
16 colors at 700 X 400
4096 colors at 350 X 400
512K RAM
4 channel stereo sound

Amiga 500
1987

CPU: 68000 @ 7.159 Mhz 16bit
RAM: 512 KB
ROM: 256 KB
4096 colors; 300X200 > 640X512

Amiga 2000
1987

CPU:Motorola MC 68000 @ 7.14 Mhz
RAM: 512k or 1Mb
Video: 320 x 256 / 320 x 512 / 640 x 256 / 640 x 512
4096 colors
4 voice 8 bit PCM
SCSI HD in 2000HD models

128
1985
commodore 128

CPU's 8502, 2MHz Z80, 4MHz
RAM 128, Exapnadable to 512 VIDEO 80-column Video Display Controller with 16KB dedicated RAM. 128 mode offered enhanced graphics (640 x 200) SOUND SID (Sound Interface Device) chip FEATURES Ergonomic 92 key keyboard.( 13-key numeric keypad) Could switch to C64-compatibility mode

CDTV
1991

Essentially an A500:
CPU: 68000 @ 7.14 Mhz
16 colors at 700 X 400
4096 colors at 350 X 400
ROM : 192 Kb
Memory: 512k later expanded to 1Mb
Single speed CDROM

Amiga 600
1992

68000, 16/32 bit 7.16 MHz
PCMCIA slot
4096 colours
1 Mb RAM
Four channel stereo sound
A600HD model had internal hard disk

CD32
1993
commadore cd32

Motorola 68EC020 (32-bit data path, 24-bit address space)14 mHz
RAM : 2 MB
ROM : 1 MB
1280×400 - 800×600 resolution
256 colors
Double speed CD, 330K/s



History

1954
founded by Jack Tramiel as a Typewriter repair service.

1970s
Enter into the new market of calculators and digital watches

1976
Purchased MOS Technologies, an American manufacturer of semi-conductors

1977
Commodore unveiled the Personal Electronic Transactor, better known as the PET.

1981
Introduced the VIC 20, a color computer that sold for about $300.00.

1982
Commodore 64 became the best selling computer in history

1983
Releaased the SX-64, the first portable color computer.

1984
Jack Tramiel resigned as President of Commodore International

1985
Introduced the world's first multi-media computer, the Amiga 1000.

1991
Launched the Commodore Dynamic Television (CDTV)

1993
Commodore lost $357 million

2003
Ironstone acquire commodore brandname