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The Best Selling Computer of All Time

**** COMMODORE 64 ***H THE BEST SELLING COMPUTER OF ALL TIME I The Commodore 64 (or C64 for short) is an 8-bit home computer introduced by Commodore International in January 1982. In Spring 1982, Volume production was started, with machines being released on to the market in August at a price of US $595. Throughout the C64's lifetime, sales totaled between 12.5 and 17 million units, making it the best-selling single personal computer model of all time. IHISTORY 1981 199 5 By the 1990's the US sales dropped off but continued slowly in Asia and Europe. Although Commodore had planned to discontinue the C64 by 1995, the company filed for bankruptcy a month later, in April 1994. The chips were completed but Commodores president Jack Tramiel decided Throughout the C64's against using them in the faltering lifetime, sales arcade game market. totaled between 12.5 and 17 million units, Making it the best-selling single COMputer persona1 Model of all time. 1983- 1986 1981 1982 2011 MOS Technology engineers decided they needed a new chip project. Engineers developed a 64 kilobyte home computer to show at the Winter Consumer Commodore USA, LLC, a company licensing the From (1983–1986), the C64 dominated the market with between 30% and 40% share and 2 million unit sold per year, outselling the IBM PC clones, Apple Inc. computers, and Atari 8-bit family computers. Commodore trademark, released a PC branded C64. Electronics Shov (CES). IC64 FAMILY COMModore 64 COMModore MAX Machine COMModore 5X-64 COMModore 64 Games SysteM 1982 1982 1984 1990 $1200 The CoMMOdore 64 was released on to the $1000 Market in August, 2867 at a price of US $595, $800 nearly half the price of its COMPetitor Apple II, which was for $1200 the Atari 800 selling in the US. $600 $400 selling and $200 at $899 C64 Apple II Atari 800 IC64 SPECS OPERATING SYSTEM: SCHEMATIC F3210s SHEET I OF 2 COMmodore KERNAL COMModore BASIC 2.0 CPU: MOS Technology 6510 e 1.023 MHz (NTSC version) e 0.985 MHz (PAL version) MEMORY: 64 kB RAM + 20 kB ROM GRAPHICS: VIC-II (320 x 200, 16 colors, sprites, raster interrupt) SOUND: SID 6581 (3x Osc, 4x Wave, Filter, ADSR, Ring) CONNECTIVITY: 2x CIA 6526 Joystick, Power, Car- tridge, RF, A/U, IEEE-488 Floppy/Printer, Digital tape, COMMODORE-64 BN/E GPIO/RS-232 ITHE NEW COMMODORE 64 FOR 2011 I The new Commodore 64 looks and feels like the old 64, with an entire system inside a thick keyboard but now with modern technology. $595 The new system is stil1 PiCק Ed at $595 with di fferent package options. $1389 In 1982, when the C64 was released for Macbook Pro $595, at the rate of $2000 inflation, if it were released in 201l, it Would be priced at X Box 36a $200 $1389. The neW systeM 227 Ipad 2 that is still at $595 $830 demonstrate hoW tech- nology has reduced in price over the years. ITHE NEW COMMODORE 64 PACKAGE OPTIONS C64x Barebones C64x BasiE C64x Standard C64x Deluxe C64x Ulti mate Case, chassis and keyboard Card Reader (multi format + USB port) Intel Atom D525 1.8GHZ Dual Core CPU NVIDIA ION2 Graphics (DDR3 512MB) Motherboard (mini-ITX & Power Supply) 2Gb Memory (DDR2 667/800) 4Gb Memory (DDR2 667/800) WIFI(802.11 b/g/n) and Bluetooth DVD Tray Drive (R/W) DVD Slot Drive (R/W) BluRay Drive 160GB Hard Drive 250GB Hard Drive 500GB Hard Drive 1Tb Hard Drive $250 $595 $695 $795 PRICE CUSD): $895 ISOURCES

The Best Selling Computer of All Time

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Remember the Commodore 64? Well this infographic demonstrates just why its the best selling computer of all time and how cool, and cheap, the new revamped version is!


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