Commodore Vic 20 is a home computer that was announced by Commodore International on January 8, 1980. The machine was intended to be an affordable entry-level computer that would complement Commodore’s popular Commodore 64. The Vic 20 was the first computer to use the VIC-II chip and was one of the first computers to be mass-produced in China.
The Vic 20 was a successful computer and sold over 1.5 million units. The machine was discontinued in 1985.While the Commodore Vic 20 may be considered outdated by today’s technology standards, it was an extremely popular home computer in the early 1980s. Vic 20 owners were able to create simple programs and games, and participated in early online communities. The Vic 20 was also the first home computer to offer a full color display.