The Commodore MAX was a home computer designed and sold by Commodore International in Japan, beginning in early 1982. Software was loaded from plug-in cartridges and the unit had a membrane keyboard and 2.0 KiB of RAM internally and 0.5 KiB of color RAM. It was possible to use a tape drive for storage, but it lacked the serial and user ports necessary to connect a disk drive, printer, or modem. The Commodore MAX was as a cut down version of the C64 The Commodore Max costed about 200 US Dollar, but was later on discontinued because of low popularity in Japan. About 50,000 units were produced.