Commodore 16 & Plus/4

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The Commodore 16 and Commodore Plus/4 are computers released by Commodore International in 1984. Follow-ups to the popular Commodore 64, the systems were intended to for different markets including business users and the low-end market. The Commodore 16 (also released as the Commodore 116 in Europe) featured only 16 KB of RAM while the Plus/4 featured 64 KB. The Plus/4 name referred to the additional applications included in ROM which were a word processor, spreadsheet, database, and a graphing application. Both systems featured an advantage over the C64 in that they could display 16 colors at a time out of a possible 121 colors at 320x200 resolution (compared to the Commodore 64 having a total of only 16 colors possible), however there were no sprite capabilities; so despite the additional colors, the Commodore 64 still tended to have better graphics for games.

Although similar, both systems were incompatible with the C64 and VIC-20; the systems were, in some respects, less capable for games and the included applications with the Plus/4 were of poor quality making both less successful than the Commodore 64.