One night in the winter of 1985, my dad came home with a used Commodore 64 in a old cardboard box and suprised my brother and me with an early Christmas present . Try as we might we could not get the cassette tape drive to play the one space game included with the mess of components. We exchanged the C-64 for a newer IBM PCjr and were were not disappointed.
It came a wireless keyboard, optical mouse, dual floppy disk drives and even had the option of a hard drive!
We had access to hundreds of games including; Solitaire, Leisure Suit Larry and King’s Quest I! My brother and I spent hundreds of hours playing games and typing up papers for school and printing them up on the dot matrix printer. Eventually, we got a 2,400 baud modem a connected to many local BBSs and even used an early version of email. The system still works and my mom uses it for storing recipes!
Production Run: 1984-1987
CPU: Intel 8088 (4.77 MHZ)
RAM: 64 kb (Could be upgraded to 640 kb)
Disk Drive: 2 5.25 floppy disk drives
Operating System: DOS 2.10
Units Shipped: 500,000