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C > COMMODORE  > PET 200   

PET 200

The PET 200 is a rebadged version of the Commodore 8032-SK which is itself the same model as the 8032 with a rounded shape design and a separate keyboard. This design was used later on the CBM-II series computers.

It is said that Ferdinand Porsche was involved in this design. It's not true since he died just a few years after the end of World War II. In fact, Commodore enlisted the services of Porsche Design, a separate firm from the famous car maker that specializes in the less glamorous world of industrial design. PD was founded as a side project of Ferry Porsche, Ferdinand's son.

The PET 200 was sold only in Europe. A special Swedish version, named model S, enabled special characters like Ö, Ĺ, Ä.

Thanks to Jonas for info and pictures.

TYPE  Professional Computer
YEAR  1979
KEYBOARD  Full stroke detachable 73 keys with numeric jeypad
CPU  MOS 6502
SPEED  1 Mhz.
RAM  32 KB
ROM  18 KB
TEXT MODES  80 characters x 25 lines - 12'' built-in green monitor
GRAPHIC MODES  None (128 graphical characters)
COLORS  Monochrome
I/O PORTS  IEEE-488, Parallel, 2 x tape recorder, expansion connector
OS  ROM based
POWER SUPPLY  Built-in power supply
PRICE  Unknown

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