Re: C16/Plus4

From: Michał Pleban <>
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2011 09:28:41 +0100
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W dniu 2011-10-31 08:22, Didier Derny pisze:

> What I saw of these machines was really negative, perhaps due to the amount of modifications 
> Needed to convert them to SECAM (It was hell for the C64). 

It was much easier to convert a SECAM television into a monitor (at
least with my East Germany produced Vela TV set) ;-)

The Plus/4 had really lots of positive sides:

* Great keyboard - lower profile than C64, much easier to type on. And
it was about the only 8-bit Commodore machine that had cursor keys where
they should be :-)

* Good to program - BASIC 3.5 allowed you to easily play with graphics,
sound etc. Plus BASIC programs could utilize almost full 64k of RAM.

* 121 colors :-P

* Smaller size.

* Interesting design, distinctive of dull breadboard cases of VIC-20 /
C64 / C16. Black hardware is cool ;-)

* Fast RS-232 (although still with TTL levels).


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