|What Is The Commodore 264?|
The Commodore 264 was the prototype name of the Commodore Plus/4. During this stage, Commodore originally intended to sell multiple versions of the 264 with an option of built-in ROM software, such as a Superscript-based wordprocessor (eventually released as Script/Plus), or an EasyCalc-based spreadsheet program (Calc/Plus), or a version of LOGO, or other programs. However, this plan was dropped and was replaced by the 3-Plus-1 software developed by Tri-Micro, and the machine was then known as the Plus/4.
The intended base price of the 264 in the US was $79.
Despite the name change, the Plus/4, 16, 116 etc were still officially called the "264 series" (which is printed on the serial number label on the 16, 116 and European Plus/4).
*Edit note: Plus/4 serial tags in North America do not say "264 series" (JamesC, July 15, 2007)