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Commodore 64 at 30: the specs compared

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The Commodore 64, released 30 years ago this month, was a groundbreaking computer when it was released. It combined a low price with remarkable power but how does it compare to a modern computer?

To put it into perspective, we've compared some key Commodore 64 specs with those of three modern computers - the Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone, Apple's slim and light 11-inch MacBook Air laptop and Sony's PlayStation 3 game console.

As you would expect, computing power has increased a lot in the last 30 years.

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