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The Commodore Max and how the Commodore 64 came to be #Commodore #MaxMachine #VintageComputing #RetroComputing @thejanbeta

Jan Beta on Youtube gives us the history of the Commodore Max, the real predecessor of the Commodore 64:

Some information I gathered from various sources about a bit of an obscure computer from Commodore, the Max, also known as the VIC-10, the Max Machine or the Ultimax. Released in 1982 at the same time as the C64, there were only an estimated 50000 of these produced. According to my research, they were only ever really sold in Japan.

Extra special thanks to Manuel, who lent me his Max Machine to make this video possible!

Thanks to Brian Bagnall for his book “Commodore: A Company on the Edge” where some of the information I used for making the video came from.

See the videos below, one on the history and one with a composite mod to use it on a monitor & kick the tires.

What are your memories of the Commodore computer lineup? Let us know in the comments below.

And another video by Jan Beta on a Commodore Max Composite Modification and a Test Run


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