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The Commodore 16 was a computer released in 1984 intended as a cheaper alternative to the Commodore 64.

Description

Externally, the Commodore 16 looks like a black version of the Breadbin Commodore 64. It has 16K of RAM, however only 12K can be used. It has a 1.76 MHz MOS Technology 7501 CPU and runs version 3.5 of Commodore BASIC.

The Commodore 16 was designed to compete with the Sinclair Spectrum by being a cheap alternative to the Commodore 64. Cutbacks include not having a VIC-20/PET 2001/C64 compatible Cassette tape or floppy disk drive. It also has no user port, so it can only take data from the compatible datassette unit or a cartridge.

Models

Commodore 16

Commodore 116

The Europe exclusive even CHEAPER model of the Commodore 16.

Commodore 116 Portable

Never publicly released, only a few prototypes exist

Commodore 232

Never publicly released, only a few prototypes exist

Commodore Plus/4

See main article: Commodore Plus/4

Another commercial flop.

Commodore 264

Never publicly released, only a few prototypes exist

Commodore 364

Never publicly released, only a few prototypes exist

The Unofficial versions

There is no known attempts to revive the Commodore 16

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