Is a Commodore 64 computer worth anything?

Is a Commodore 64 computer worth anything?

Commodore Business Machines debuted its Commodore 64 back in 1982. It ended up being the best-selling computer in the company’s history. Today, one in mint condition could sell for nearly $1,200.

Is Apple a Commodore?

Back in the dawn of the PC era, Commodore International rejected a proposal from legendary Apple Inc. founders Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs to resell the Apple II computer. Luckily for Apple, as it turned out, Commodore instead decided to depend on its own systems, eventually including the revolutionary Commodore 64.

How much RAM did C64 have?

64 KB
Commodore 64

Manufacturer Commodore Business Machines (CBM)
Units sold 12.5 – 17 million
Operating system Commodore KERNAL/BASIC 2.0 GEOS (optionally)
CPU MOS Technology 6510/8500 @ 1.023 MHz (NTSC version) @ 0.985 MHz (PAL version)
Memory 64 KB (65,536 bytes) (IEC: KiB) RAM + 20 KB ROM

Do people still use Commodore 64?

A Commodore C64C is still in use in a small auto repair shop, even after 25 years of service. The 64 series has a long-standing reputation as one of the most successful computers to reach the market.

Who owns Commodore?

italian Commodore Industries
In February 2017 an exhibition room for about 200 Commodore products was opened in Braunschweig, commemorating the European production site of Commodore which had up to 2000 employees. From 2019 the logo and brand Commodore are owned by italian Commodore Industries and trademarketed by Euipo.

Is the Commodore 64 the best selling computer of all time?

The Guinness Book of World Records says the C64 is the best selling single computer model of all time with sales of about 30 million units between 1982 and 1993. Commodore blew it, though, and bigger companies like IBM got into the act. Dell, Apple and other PC manufacturers have since dominated the market.

Why did the commodore computer fail?

‘It didn’t have enough serious business software and it cost $1,000. So, it was too expensive to be a games machine. It fell between too camps. It wasn’t until 1989, with the A500, that we had a product that was a generation ahead of the C64…

Why isn’t the Apple II as popular as the C64?

Where the C64 shines (graphics/sound) the Apple II isn’t capable. Upgrades notwithstanding, as a universally supported Apple video/sound card never surfaced, which is why it’s games sucked arse until IIGS specific ones rolled around. The IIGS would be contemporary with the 128D.

Was the Commodore 64 ever compared to the Apple II?

The two machines are similar enough that some people ask if the Commodore 64 was an Apple product. The answer is no. As a weird aside, it was possible, with a Mimic Systems Spartan, to turn a C-64 into an Apple II. Not many did, but the reason why is another story.

Why is the C64 considered a good home computer?

The C64 really was designed to be a capable home computer. So was the Atari 8 bit series and other machines. Many of those design decisions came down to a consumer view vs a user point of view, and they had a profound impact on how the machines played out. The C64 had great bang for the buck!

Why was the Apple II more expensive than the 64?

Fast movement was possible on the Apple II but it required a lot more complex programming, and the Apple II’s beeper couldn’t compare with the 64’s mini-synthesizer. Apple developers were more willing to take advantage of a second drive and more memory. This made an expensive computer more expensive, but it also made the upgrades more useful.

Related Post