Commodore VIC-20

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Date Introduced
1980
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
3 1/2 x 16 x 8 in.
Manufacturer
Commodore Business Machines, Inc.
Credit Line
Gift of Commodore Buisiness Machines, Inc.
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
United States
Keywords
Home computer
Object ID
X367.84A-C
Speed
1.1 MHz
Memory Type
Semiconductor
Memory Size
5K
Memory Width
8-bit
Cost
$295

This low-cost replacement for the aging Commodore PET may have been the first million-seller computer. Sold primarily in retail stores instead of computer dealers, and promoted by personalities like Star Trek’s William Shatner, it focused on educational software and games.