| Products | MOS KIM1, Commodore PET, VIC20, C64, 128, PLUS/4 & More

By: Commodore  09-12-2011

Commodore Business Machines Product Line Up

1976-1980 1977-1985 1981-1985 1982-1992 & now! 1984-1986 1985 - 1989

This site is dedicated to pre-Amiga Commodore history and so this section is provides in depth coverage of the MOS KIM1 through Ted Series

In case your wondering why this site does not cover the superior Amiga line, here is why:  By the time the Amiga had come to Commodore, they were well on the road to destruction.  Their founder and visionary, Jack Tramiel, had left to take over Atari; they had decided to stand their ground on their no-advertising policy; and they had given up all but completely on business machines.  So while the Amiga was a fantastic set of products that should have been major corporate competitors, Amiga did not serve to advance Commodore much beyond their early success that this site is focused on. 

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09-12-2011 | Products | Commodore 64 Prototype Slide Show

The computer is in working condition and features ceramic prototype chips developed specifically for the 64 by Commodore's MOS Technology semiconductor division, including the 6581 Sound Interface Device, 6567 Video Interface Chip, and 6526 Complex Interface Adaptor.

09-12-2011 | Products | Commodore VIC-20 History, Pictures & Time Line

There were still authorized resellers who provided a high level of service and had qualified hardware technicians on site but the majority of VICs were sold in department stores and other businesses that had never dreamed of selling computer previously. Commodore sold the PET product line through a tightly controlled channel of authorized resellers, which gave the PET a professional image but limited mass market sales.

09-12-2011 | Products | Commodore 128, 128D, 128DCR, History, Manuals, Pictures & Time Line

1-4Mhz Speed (Zilog Z-80 CPU), 100% compatible with the huge volume of CP/M business applications such as Turbo Pascal and WordStar Note that the Z-80 processor was originally spec'd by Commodore management to be the same external expansion cartridge used on the C64. 1Mhz Speed (6510 emulation in the 8502 CPU), 99.8% compatible with 64 hardware and software, accessed by booting the machine while holding down the Commodore key or typing GO 64.

09-12-2011 | Products | Commodore 116 c16 232 264 364 PLUS/4 History, Pictures & Time Line

As with almost everything at Commodore, development of this new concept machine with very limited specifications had been ordered by Jack Tramiel himself. This software was installed on a ROM chip and the programs could be started by simply pressing one of four buttons located just above the main keyboard. The Commodore 264 is the first personal computer offering a selection of productivity software built into the machine," said Hartmann.

09-12-2011 | Products | CSG / MOS Commodore KIM-1 History & Pictures

After doing research for this page, I found a small number of people have successfully expanded their KIM's to included a monitor.This picture courtesy of Ron Rega MOS KIM-1 History: In August 1974 eight Motorola employees including and quit and went to work for a small chip manufacturer called. Standard S-100 configuration.Courtesy of Ron Rega