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The label of this series is used, because Commodore selled this three computers with the name 232 (low-cost version), 264 and 364 (with voice synthesizer for speech output in the in the first time.
The basis model was the 264 with a memory of 64 KByte RAM and 32 KByte ROM and also user elected software. The founder of Commodore Jack Tramiel went out and the relesation of the Commodore-264 series was C16, C116 (low-cost C16) and Plus/4 (with software package 3+1).
The selling of these computers wasn't so successful than the selling of the C64. That was a reason this computer systems to sell cheap in 1986. All this three computers used for graphics and sound the chip TED and the CPU 8501 from MOS Technology.
|series Wikipedia: Commodore-264 series|
- "Die Neuen - 264 und 364" (64'er issue 4/April 1984, S. 9-11) at zock.com
- Commodore 264 series at Commodore Info Page
- "Commodore 'TED' 264 Series: The Beginning of the End" at commodore.ca
- "The 7501s: The TED Developer Prototype, 116, 116 Portable, Book 116, 232, 264, Canadian Plus/4, 364" at floodgap.com