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C64c system
A Commodore 64 system, showing the basic layout of a typical home computer system of the era. Pictured are the CPU/keyboard unit, floppy disk drive, and dedicated color monitor. Many systems also had a dot matrix printer for producing paper output.

A home computer is the name given to early personal computers made in the 1980s and 1990s that could be plugged into a television set. They were used for playing video games and doing school work and were usually owned by children.

Popular makers of home computers

  • Sinclair Research
  • Atari
  • Tandy
  • Commodore
  • Amstrad

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