Would you pay $1,400 for a computer with less than one megabyte of memory?
Oh yes, you would.
In fact, in 1982 more than 300,000 people did just that, dropping $595 (or, $1,400 in 2012 dollars) to snap up the awesome, brand new, super-powerful Commdore 64 — and all of its 36 useable kilobytes of memory.
The classic machine is celebrating its 30th birthday this week. It was first introduced at the 1982 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.