|Manufacturer||Commodore Business Machines|
|Number Produced||Tens to hundreds of thousands|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Processor||MOS 8502, Zilog Z80|
|Speed||2 MHz, 4 MHz|
|RAM||128K expandable to 512K|
|Expansion||Internal expansion bus|
|I/O||Serial, user port|
|OS Options||Commodore 64/128 BASIC, CP/M|
|Notes||Tbe Commodore 128 was intended to follow on the Commodore 64's success and compete with the likes of the Apple Macintosh and IBM PC. It was twice as fast, had twice the RAM and added a Z80 processor for CP/M compatibility. These were not enough and the machine failed to carve out a significant market share. Ultimately the Commodore Amiga turned into a far bigger success.|
|Related Items in Collection||Commodore Amiga 500, Commodore 64 Computer, Commodore SX-64 Portable and others.|
|Related Items Wanted||Manuals, external components, 1902 monitor, software|
A very interesting Commodore article about the machine dubbed "The Most Versatile 8-Bit Computer Ever Made" appears on the Canadian Commodore site.
The Commodore 128 in my collection comes in its orginal box which is in very good condition for its age.
Inside can be found the system, power supply and a variety of connecting cables.
The system is clean but I haven't yet had a chance to hook it up to see how well it might work.