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Commodore 128

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Commodore 128


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The Commodore 128 released in 1985 was the last 8-bit machine commercially released by that company. It had a two-microprocessors design, including a 2 Mhz MOS 8502 and a 4 Mhz Z-80A. The Z80A was used to run a CP/M operation system instead of BASIC, as well as to initiate operating mode selection at boot time and run the computer as a Commodore 64. Like the C-64 it also featured a 5 1/4'' floppy disk drive, the 1571. However it did not achieve the commercial success of the C-64; and since the C128 would run virtually all C64 software, and because the next-generation, 32/16-bit home computers, primarily the Commodore Amiga and Atari ST, were gaining ground, relatively little software for the C128's native mode appeared (around 100–200 commercial titles were released for this computer). A total of 4 million C-128 were sold.

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