VIC 20
1980

  • Original Price : £299.99
  • Memory RAM : 5K
  • Memory ROM : 20K
  • CPU : 6502 @ 1.108404MHz
  • Video Output : RF Modulator
  • Display Resolution Text : 23 lines x 22 characters
  • Display Resolution Pixels : 176 x 184
  • Colours : 16
  • OS Language : Commodore BASIC 2.0

  • Software : 0 Titles
  • Books : 0 Titles
  • Manuals : 1
  • Peripherals : 3 Peripherals

The VIC 20 was Commodore's first colour computer and was launched in 1980 and came with only 5KB of RAM. The VIC 20 came with an 8-bit CPU with a speed of 1.108404MHZ.

Trivia

VIC 20 is an acronym for Video Interface Chip 20.

Personal Experience

Unfortunately the VIC 20 along with the Atari 400 was well out of my price range when I first started to become aware of the home computer market.

My first dip into 8-bit home computers was the affordable ZX81 at a mere £69.95 which was considerably cheaper than the established VIC 20 at £299.99.

Without doubt the VIC 20 is a much superior computer than the ZX81 with its full keyboard, 16 colours and sound.

VIC 20

Year of Release : 1980

Manufacturer : Commodore

Original Price : £299.99

Memory RAM : 5K

Memory ROM : 20K

CPU : 6502 @ 1.108404MHz

Display Resolution Text : 23 lines x 22 characters

Display Resolution Pixels : 176 x 184

Colours : 16

OS Language : Commodore BASIC 2.0

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Peripherals

Photo Name Manufacturer Year Specification Original Price Action
Datasette 1530 Datasette 1530 Commodore 1982 100KB per 30 minute cassette £44.99 View More
Disk Drive 1541 Disk Drive 1541 Commodore 1982 5.25 inch floppy disk storage £299.99 View More
Joystick 1311 Joystick 1311 Commodore 1982 Commodore 64 Joystick 1311 £7.50 View More

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