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My first

Commodore VIC-20
Introduced: June 1980
Released: January 1981
Price: US $299
CPU: MOS 6502, 1MHz
RAM: 5K (3.5K for the user)
Display: 22 X 23 text
176 X 184, 16 colors max
Ports: composite video
joystick, cartridge, user port
serial peripheral port

Our first computer. With arcade game excitement!

Before the floppy drive was released in 1982, games and programs were available only on cassette tapes and cartridges. There isn’t much to the ‘carts’, which plug into the back of the VIC-20, just a single ROM chip with the program burned into it.