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This mini forum is intended to provide a simple means of discussion about the Commodore  C116 computer. If you want to share your own experience or memories, or add relevant information about this system: post a message! For other purposes like sales messages, hardware & software questions or information requests, please use our main forum.

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Monday 23rd December 2013
Richard (Australia)

Hi guys, I have a Commodore 116. I purchased it from the US but bought it without a power adaptor. Seems like a rare machine, as you don''t see many on line at all.

Sunday 5th December 2010
Thomas Cherryhomes (USA)


The comment about the C116 being a cut down C16 is _VERY_ wrong.

Bil Herd, the machine''s designer has said, on many occasions, that the original host for the TED _WAS_ the C116, a $49 machine intended to compete with the Sinclair line of machines.

The resulting design was then twisted by management, to become the 1xx, 2xx, and 3xx machines... 116, 232, 264, 364 etc respectively (the difference between the 264 and 364 being that the 364 had a numeric keypad AND the Magic Voice cartridge built onto the motherboard) ...

The 264 was then taken by management, had productivity software bolted onto it, and it became the Plus-4, a machine with little Commodore 64 compatibility, costing in the same price range as the Commodore 64. A total fail.

The Commodore 16, came LATE in the TED''s development lifecycle, when management decided that they needed to have a replacement for the VIC-20, so they took the VIC-20 cases and keyboards, repainted them, and refactored the TED design to fit in them.

Saturday 28th August 2010
lizardb0y (New Zealand)

Some years ago I bought one of these in New Zealand. I was told by the seller that it has been imported by the New Zealand distributer (or maybe Commodore NZ) to evaluate, but it was such rubbish they decided not to sell it here. Only the single unit was ever officially imported. I have subsequently lost the email correspondence about it, so if you have any further info about this particular machine, please get in touch with me:

Thursday 22nd July 2010
Chris (Great Britain)

Hey guys, great site. Just thought I''d point out that you got the C116''s co-processor wrong, it''s the TED, not the VIC-II.

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