The C64 has many different faces - but all incarnations remain compatibility. The best-looking C64 was perhaps the "Golden-C64": As there were over one million C64 in Germany Commodore produced a special series of (officially) 150 C64 in a golden case. Each unit came up with a certificate and a special serial number.
The perhaps worst basic of all homecomputers - Basic v2.0 - was never changed. The basic forced many C64-owners to learn assembly language and program basic extensions. Therefore most people know their C64 very well. And for the absolute beginner who don't want to learn assembly language, there were hundreds of basic-extensions like Simon's Basic and Exbasic Level II. Some of them are specialized for graphic or interrupts. Other programming languages did not have great success. Comal was used by some people.
CPU/Clock speed:6510/0.9 MHz - 8-Bit
RAM:64 (512) KB
Resolution:320*200 2 colours
Sound:3 channel Mono (SID)
Interfaces:2*Joystick, TV, User Port, ...
Storage:Cassette, Disk (5.25"", 3.5""), Hard disk
Keyboard:Typewriter, 67 keys
Special ext.:20 MHz Turbo-Karte
Size (in mm):410*207*75
Sold (world):15 Mil.
Price (approx.):1.495 DM
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