First the good news.
It’s the new Commodore 128PC. A computer breakthrough with all the power of its competition at half the price. The commodore 128PC has the same memory as the IBM PCJr or the Apple IIc. It has 80 column color capability. The IBM PCjr doesn’t. It’s expandable to 512K of memory. The Apple IIc isn’t. It’s the first personal computer to have more than 6000 software programs written for it even before it was introduced. Because it’s compatible with our all purpose computer: the Commodore 64, the world’s best selling computer.
The bad news for IBM and Apple is that the stranglehold they’ve had on the lucrative $4 billion personal computer market has finally been broken. The good news for retailers is that you can finally tap into that personal computer market. And while this is our first entry into the personal computer market, it won’t be our last. Which is good news for everybody but IBM and Apple.
80 column color capability? expandable to 512k of memory? 6000 software programs already written for it? I’m upgrading my C64 right now! But the ultimate question remains… will this thing run Crysis?