The VIC-20 is a home computer that was released by Commodore in 1980. It was one of the first computers to be marketed to the average consumer and was designed to be a more affordable and accessible alternative to other computers of the time.
The VIC-20 featured an 8-bit processor and 5KB of RAM, which was expandable up to 32KB. It was capable of displaying graphics and could be used for basic programming, gaming, and productivity applications.
Some of the most popular games on the VIC-20 included titles like Jupiter Lander, Omega Race, and Attack of the Mutant Camels. The computer also had a number of educational and productivity software packages available, such as the popular word processing program, Wordcraft.
Despite its limitations, the VIC-20 was a popular computer in its time and helped to establish Commodore as a major player in the home computer market. It was eventually replaced by the more advanced Commodore 64 in 1982, but it remains an important part of the history of home computing.