C128D

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C128D
Boxed Commodore 128D aka C128D
Type: Home Computer
Producer: Commodore
Price: US $499.95
Released: 1985
Discontinued: -
Processor:
Memory: 128 KByte, upgradeable
OS:
Info:
  • Alias C128 and CBM-128
  • different models C128, C128D and C128DCR
  • Predecessor: C64

The Commodore 128D was released in 1985 priced at $499.95. The D stands for Desktop, meaning the computer is a C128 housed in a PC-style desktop unit with a 5 ¼-inch floppy disk, separate keyboard, and separate monitor. Aimed at businesses looking for a cheap but serious office computer, it included an uprated 6502 processor (the 8502), Z80, and CP/M, giving it access to thousands of business programs. Despite its dual processor, it could run C64 programs.

Its profusion of features and operating modes made the C128/C128D a tantalizing offer for 1980s prosumers, but by 1985 the 8-bit machines were already giving way to the newly available 16-bit computers.

Later a low-budget version of a C128D was produced and named C128DCR.

See C128 for further details.

Pictures[edit]

A keyboard of a C128D.