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The first homecomputer that I ever seen (and that attracted me to the computer-world) was a Sinclair  ZX81 but in the far 1984 my father bought me a new Commodore VIC-20; from here born my informatic-passion and 2 years later a Commodore 64 followed.
Everytime I power on the Vic20, I get many emotions to see again this fantastic startup screen with characters big like a post-stamp, arranged on 22 rows of 23 columns....

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Technical data:

Year of release 1981
CPU MOS 6502a
Frequency work 1 MHz
ROM 16Kb (8K Basic + 8K Kernal)
RAM 5Kb expandable up to 32Kb
Operating system BASIC 2.0
Text mode 23x22
Graphic mode 176x158 - 8 colori
Sound 3 channels + rumour


First price Under $300

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This is an advertise appeared on United Stated; yes, he is James T. Kirk, the captain in Star Trek series!
Click on the image on the left to see it enlarged.


The VIC1001 has announced...

The VIC1001 (after VIC20) is coming...

Download VIC20 FAQ  (42Kb .ZIP)

VIC20 memory map - VIC20 links

VIC20 ROM addresses map

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