Commodore 16 (Platform)

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The Commodore 16 is a home computer made by Commodore International with a 6502-compatible 7501 or 8501 CPU, released in 1984 and intended to be an entry-level computer to replace the VIC-20. A cost-reduced version, the Commodore 116, most of the units were sold in Europe.

The C16 and C116 belong to the same family as the higher-end Plus/4 and are internally very similar to it (albeit with less RAM - 16 rather than 64 KB - and lacking the Plus/4's user port and Three plus one software). Software is generally compatible among all three provided it can fit within the C16's smaller RAM and does not utilize the user port on the Plus/4.

Release dates:
1984 (WW)
Operating SystemCommodore BASIC 3.5CPUMOS Technology 7501 or 8501 @ 0.89 MHz or 1.76 MHz
Memory16 KB RAM + 32 KB ROMStorage
GraphicsTED (320 × 200, 121 colors)SoundTED (2 channels, 4 octaves + white noise)
Online serviceOutput
Supported Resolutions320x200, 320x160, 160x200 and 160x160Connectivity

Games released on Commodore 16