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April 2012 Retro Gaming Article

April 9, 2012 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Founder of Commodore Computers, Jack Tramiel passes at 83

Renown for bringing low-cost computers into homes, Jack Tramiel (December 13, 1928 - April 8, 2012) began with the Commodore PET in 1977 via Commodore International. Commodore PET Two models sold for $595 and $795. It was then followed by the Commodore VIC-20 in 1980. In 1982 the Commodore 64 arrived and became a best-seller that initially sold for $595 and dropped to $199.

In 1984, Tramel Technology bought the Consumer Division of Atari Inc. from Warner. A few laters he put his son Sam in charge of day-to-day operations at Atari. Both the 7800 and Jaguar were released under the Tramiel reign at Atari.

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