Commodore VIC-20


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The Friendly Computer, the most affordable Colour Computer of its time!


I can remember playing this thing in 1981 or 82, the exciting games of "Radar Ratrace" and "Gorf".  Incidentally, I wondered for years why the VIC-20 was called a VIC-20.. Well, it's stands for "VIDEO INTERFACE CHIP" hence the term VIC. And the 20? Well, that is subject to debate, but according to "The Home Computer Wars",  it is due to the 22 column screen, rounded off to 20. Still, an important machine for Commodore, a step in the right direction.

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ERA: 1981
CPU: MOS 6502 @ 1.01 MHz
RAM: 5k                                   
DRIVES: Optional
1351 Tape Drive
1541 Floppy Drive 
I/O: 1 x Cartridge Slot
1 x Joystick Connector
1 x Video Output
1 x Serial Port
1 x Tape Interface
Keyboard Standard QWERTY Keyboard
Closer View Rear View My VIC-20 System Cosmic Cruncher Cosmic Jailbreak Avenger
Gorf Radar Rat Race Pinball