The Commodore 64 (C64) is the most sold
computer in the history of computers. How many peolple had started to use
computer just with this "big keyboard"! How many reviews,
cassettes and books has been products for this computer!
It was simple to set up and therefore it was so popular, with many software to use and people to play with and have support.
The C64 have had a long life, during this period it has been updated, so see with pictures his evolution.
It's the classic format, with the cabinet beige, note that the logo Commodore is on a silver label.
This is the most sold and th emost known. Note the Commodore logo that now is colored. In Germany it is produced a special edition for the milionth C64 sold. It's cabinet is painted in gold color, we are in december 5, 1986:
With the birth, in 1985, of the Commodore 128 (C128), the C64's design is updated, now it has a cabinet that seems that of his newer brother the C128.
In 1987 arrived the G version, the look is similar to the original C64 but is all white:
This is the C64 realized in Australia, it seems a mix between the first series and the C.
Now is the turn of the trasportable version of the C64, the SX64. The monitor, the floppy and the keyboard are present in a cabinet very little.
Now we go on with some strange machine. The PET64:
It's a strange computer,
it has a C64 keyboard and a cabinet like the big PET8032.
Follows, in 1990, the 64Game System:
In practice is the C64 without the keyboard, Commodore try to keep alive his machine. At the end, in 1995, ...:
The C65 is a prototype, Commodore was working about this computer to respond to its concurrents like Sinclair QL, but the project will not become a reality. The c65 is produced in only few pieces.
Some technical characteristics of the C65:
|CPU||CSG 4510 3.54 Mhz (seems to be a 65c02 evolution).|
|RAM||128Kb - 8Mb|
|Graphics||320 x 200 to 1280 x 400 palette 4096 colors|
|Text||25 x 80 columns|
|Audio||6 voices stereo|
The last C64 will be sold in 1992, after ten years comes out of the scene.