The Commodore 64, also known as the C64 or the CBM 64, is a home computer that was released in 1982 by Commodore International. It was one of the most popular home computers of its time and was widely used for gaming, productivity, and educational purposes. The C64 was known for its advanced graphics and sound capabilities for its time, and it featured a large library of games and software that were developed for it. The C64 used the 6502 microprocessor and had 64 kilobytes of memory, which was a significant amount for a home computer at the time. It was eventually discontinued in 1994, but it remains a popular computer among collectors and retro gaming enthusiasts.