What is a VIC-20?

What is a VIC-20?

(Video Interface Chip-20) An early personal computer from Commodore Business Machines. Introduced in 1980 and following the Commodore PET, the VIC-20 had 5KB of RAM, used tape cassette storage and displayed 22 text characters per line on a standard TV.

How much is a VIC-20?

Commodore VIC-20

Manufacturer Commodore Business Machines
Introductory price US$299.95 (equivalent to $890 in 2021)
Discontinued January 1985
Operating system Commodore KERNAL Commodore BASIC 2.0
CPU MOS Technology 6502 @ 1.108 MHz (PAL) @ 1.02 MHz (NTSC)

What is the difference between Commodore 64 and VIC-20?

The 64 had 64K of RAM and the VIC-20 had 5K. Neither machine could use all of its RAM at once. But even with the limitations, the 64 still had more than 10 times as much memory to work with. The VIC’s memory was expandable, and a lot of software took advantage of it because a stock VIC was so limited.

When was the VIC-20 introduced?

June 1980Commodore VIC-20 / Date introduced

How big was the VIC-20?

SIZE / WEIGHT 40.3 x 20.4 x 7.2 cm / 1,8 Kg
I/O PORTS 1 joystick port, 1 user port, 1 serial port, 1 cartrige port, Composite video output, tape interface
POWER SUPPLY External power supply unit, 18 Watts
PRICE $299.95 (1981, U.S.A.)

Did the VIC-20 have sprites?

The VIC-20 doesn’t support Sprites so by default characters jump 8 pixels at a time but coding will allow for a proper smooth panning sprite, unfortunately as a result I can’t really specify a sprites per scanline limit.

Do Commodore computers still exist?

Commodore International (other names include Commodore International Limited and Commodore Business Machines) was an American home computer and electronics manufacturer founded by Jack Tramiel….Commodore International.

Defunct May 6, 1994
Fate Bankruptcy liquidation; inventory and intellectual property acquired by Escom AG on April 22, 1995

Who is the only six star general?

So yes, there is an equivalent of a six-star general rank on the books in the US Military, but it has only been given to two people in history: John J. Pershing and George Washington, Generals of the Armies of the United States of America.