Commodore Pet 8032

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 with the hood up

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.

The Commodore Pet 8032 screen close up

Here is a closeup of the PETs monochrome screen which is as fresh and bright as the day it was manufactured.