8-bit Personal Computer - Dismantled for reference and curiosity
Released in 1986 the Commodore 64C was largely a cosmetic and production cost reduced update to the already amazingly popular Commodore 64; see 'Bread Bin' model pages on this site.
Styled more akin to the Commodore 128, the C64C shed the brown bread bin styling while retaining almost identical functionality. It wasn't all cosmetic. Under the hood the C64C sported new I/O and VIC chips as well as a redesigned SID sound chip (8580). While the SID was new, the general feeling is that the original SID (6581) had a more crisp sound than its replacement.
The most notable change was the unit now running with a 9 volt core vs the older 12 volt. This resulted in the C64C operating much cooler than its predecessor.
The C64C was often bundled with the new look 1541 floppy disc drive, the 1541c and later a further revised and smaller drive the 1541-II. One popular retail pack, the "Pro Pack" included the C64C, 1541-II drive and a copy of the GEOS GUI third party software operating system.