|64K RAM (60K available for BASIC|
Full Typewriter Style Keyboard
Optional Built-in Software
Screen Window Capability
8 Pre-programmed, Reprogrammable
Four Separate Cursour Keys
Uses Most COMMODORE 64 and VIC-20
121 Colors (16 primary colours, 8
Over 75 BASIC Commands
High Resolution Graphics Plotting
Split-Screen Text With High-Res Graphics
Graphics Character Set On Keyboard
Keyboard Color Controls
320 x 200 Pixel Screen Resolution
Reverse and Flashing Characters
2 Tone Sound Generators
Built-In Machine Language Monitor
|The case designing had been worked out by Ira Velensky, who also designed the Commodore 116 case. Ira moved to Atari in the mid-80s and was the designer on the ST and XE computers as well.|
Bil Herd says:
"The design [of the Plus/4] was by a guy named Ira Velinsky who worked out of the Tokyo office. He had designed the case for the DEC Rainbow prior to coming to Commodore. Sadly Ira passed away on the return trip from a CES show some years later."
|Early Commodore Plus/4|
Rob Clarke has found this Plus/4 model with serial number "AA1 000023" and a sign about the lack of FCC approval yet. It also shows a couple of red stickers relative to the FCC approval reached.
Bil Herd has commented:"Ah, now I remember. This was one of the units I took to Radiation Sciences in Harleysville PA. Basically spent a week as we scanned all of the configurations, passed, and submitted to FCC. The asset tag thing would be how it was identified so I could carry it out the front door.".
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