The Commodore 16 was the follow-on system to the VIC-20, and the
companion system to the Plus/4. It shipped with 16k of RAM and used the
same basic case design as the VIC-20 and C-64, though in this instance the
case was black in color. It used the same peripherals as the Plus/4 as well,
meaning that it was incompatible with existing peripherals for the VIC-20
and C-64. The system shipped with the main unit, power supply brick, adapter
box to connect it to your television set, and the 'C-16 Tutorial' program
cartridge. All peripherals intended for use with the C-16 or Plus/4,
regardless of whether they worked with other Commodore systems or not, were
also of the same black color. The C-16 seems to have been produced in
relatively small numbers and was a failure.
On April 29, 1994 Commodore International shut it's doors. Early in 1995,
German PC-manufacturer ESCOM bought Commodore, though they themselves would
go into receivership the next year.
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