|Manufacturer||Commodore Business Machines|
|Number Produced||Tens of Thousands|
|Country of Origin||United States|
|I/O||Parallel, Serial, IEEE-488|
|Notes||The CBM 8032 was an upgrade to the PET line of machines. It added memory a better keyboard (over the first Commodore Pet 2001 model) and an 80 column screen|
|Related Items in Collection||Commodore Pet 2001|
|Related Items Wanted||Manuals, external drives, software|
Commodore Business Machines introduced its first true PC in 1977. The Commodore PET (Personal Electronic Transactor) 2001 was announced at the West Coast Computer Faire and was very warmly received by the press and public alike. Commodore went on to improve the PET line over the course of several years.
The Commodore PET 8032 in my collection is one of the later variants of the PET line. It had an 80 column display and a full 32k of RAM to run programs on its ROM based basic.
The PET chassis flipped up like a cars hood to expose the circuitry and power supply beneath the keyboard and monitor.
Here is a closeup of the PETs monochrome screen which is as fresh and bright as the day it was manufactured.