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Commodore 64 Motherboard "Commodore International have announced the release of their newest product, the Commodore 64 (C64). The new player in the home computing market is based on the 8-bit MOS Technology 6510 running at the incredible speed of 1MHz. It contains 64KB of memory and runs Commodore Basic version 2.0. Graphics are provided by the highly advanced 16-colour VIC-II (Video Interface Chip II) and sound though the 3-channel SID (Sound Interface Device) chip. The introductory price for the C64 is US$595 although there are rumours that the production cost is only US$135 providing Commodore a profit margin of over 75%!" 17 Million units sold. Peak production of 400,000 a month. Production cost eventually dropped to ~US$25. Best-selling single computer model ever. What's the right machine for this time?