Commodore LCD

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Commodore LCD
Also known asCLCD
DeveloperCommodore International
Release dateShown January 1985 (1985-01), never released.[1][2][3]
Operating systemCommodore BASIC 3.6
CPURockwell 65C102 @ 2 MHz
Memory32 KB RAM
Storage96 KB ROM
DisplayLCD (80 x 16 char)
ConnectivityModem (300 baud)

The Commodore LCD (sometimes known in short as the CLCD) was an LCD-equipped laptop made by Commodore International. It was presented at the January 1985 Consumer Electronics Show, but never released. The CLCD was not directly compatible with other Commodore home computers, but its built-in Commodore BASIC 3.6 interpreter could run programs written in the Commodore 128's BASIC 7.0, as long as these programs did not include system-specific POKE commands. Like the Commodore 264 and Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 100 series computers, the CLCD had several ROM-based office application programs.

The CLCD featured a 2 MHz Rockwell 65C102 CPU (a CMOS 6502 variant) and 32 KB of RAM. The BASIC interpreter and application programs were built into 96 KB of ROM.


  1. ^ News:Commodore Shows New 128, 28 Jan 1985, InfoWorld, ...The second new computer, called the Commodore LCD, has built-in Commodore 3.6 Basic, 32K of RAM, and an 80-column- by- 16-line liquid crystal display. "The lap computer employs a proprietary LCD with contrast and viewing angle...
  2. ^ Portable Potpourri, InfoWorld, 4 Mar 1985, Page 25, ...Commodore LCD — Cheapest of the 16-by-80 displays, the LCD won't be out until midyear. Commodore may aim it primarily at the educational market...
  3. ^ Portable Potpourri, InfoWorld, 4 Mar 1985, Page 28, ...The Commodore LCD, which will sell for about $500, when introduced in the first half of 1985...

External links[edit]

  • Old-Computers.Com: Commodore LCD
  • Secret Weapons of Commodore: The Commodore LCD
  • Commodore LCD, 360 degree model, Russian Vintage Laptop Museum