The Commodore 128
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The Commodore 128

The Commodore 128

My second computer was the Commodore 128, which essentially was a Commodore 64 but had a bigger keyboard. I lost plenty of hours on this computer.


The Commodore 128

I had a cassette loader and a floppy disc loader, both worked when they wanted to work haha. I remember the common situation of putting the cassette in the player to load then go kick a football about for a while then come back and some games would still be loading, very frustrating, how different things are now!


The Commodore 128
Commodore C64

The Commodore 128

The Commodore 128

But with all these issues it still is and always will be a very special computer that got me into gaming. I think slot of my friends had C64 as well so would regularly go round theirs to play games and vice versa. Some details below.

The Commodore 128, also known as the C128, C-128, C= 128, or occasionally CBM 128, is the last 8-bit home computer that was commercially released by Commodore Business Machines. Introduced in January 1985 at the CES in Las Vegas, it appeared three years after its predecessor, the bestselling Commodore 64.


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