Dinosaur Sightings: Computers from 1984-1989

Commodore 128D (USA)

The Commodore 128 and 128D came out in 1985, the same year as the amazing Commodore Amiga. The 128D even looks like the Amiga!

The 128 is a one-piece model, with a built-in keyboard and optional external floppy drive.
Both 128D models have an internal 5-1/4" floppy drive, and a separate keyboard - a more professional design.

There was originally only one version of the 128D, with a plasic case and a carrying handle, but it failed the FCC regulations for RF emissions, so it was only sold outside of the U.S. This was in 1985.

Reprinted with permission from Oldcomputers.net


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