Summary: In it's heyday the European based Commodore 64 was the king of personal computers in the United States. It had 64k memory only, which is unbelievable (some calculators have more memory now) considering how much quality programming was produced for it. Goes back to my point I always make about it's not always the machine it's the ingenuity of the programmers also.
Summary: I bought my first Commodore in 1979 and still have it. I had lots of neat games that I played on it that I still like. I wish I could figure out a way to transfer the games to my present computer. It was amazing what the developers could do with 39k free space of RAM.
Summary: All I remember about these is that these were considered the 'bad computers' in our elementary school computer lab. The 'good computers' were Apples. Doesn't say much about the 64's. On the plus side, Oregon Trail kicked a little ass.
Summary: What a piece of crap this was, I would not keep my door open with one of these things. We use to say Commodore was like McDonalds worst product best marketing. At the time and for the price the Atari's were much better machines. They were built better and the graphics was heck of a lot better. The 64 was cheaper and had more software but it was pretty worthless.
Summary: Nice piece of electronics to have back in the 70s and early to mid 80s. I use to have a Commodore 64 and I gotta say I had alot of fun with it over the years......I sold it in 1990 for $250 at our garage sale and the People who bought it couldn't believe I was selling for only $250 quote Your selling a whole computer system, with software, a printer, monitor and games They asked what's the catch here I told them no catch wanted to get rid of it....
Summary: The predecessor to the brilliant Amiga was definitely one of the greatest machines in history. It's games may have taken ages to load, but face it, they were DAMN ADDICTIVE! The games of today may be graphical masterpeices, but most of them just lose their appeal within a few hours of play. The games of the old C64 were amongst the most addictive ever.