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Commodore PET 200

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1979.

PET 200 was actually an exception from the usual way to name computers for sale in Europe. Here we normally called the PET series for CBM (Which of course stands for Commodore Business Machines) and a serial number. In the United States they were called PET (Personal Electronic Transactor) and a serial number.

PET 200 derived from the CBM 8000 series and is actually the same machine as CBM 8032 SK (separate keyboard), but with a different and rounder external. You could therefore split the main unit and the keyboard and draw it closer to yourself, if you wanted. In addition, you could both wiggle and twist on the screen, just as with modern computers. The serial number 8032 - which PET 200 come from - tells us that it shows 80 columns on the screen and that RAM is 32 KB.

In Sweden was PET 200 sold for a short period of time and only in two stores across the country. It was sold with a special chip that made it possible to use a Swedish keyboard with our special letters å, ä and ö. This is why collectors tend to call this special "Swedish" computer for PET 200 S. It is not an official name, so it is not marked on the computer. The S stand obvious for "Swedish". Based on the small number of sold computers in Sweden and the fact that computers out of date were scrapped, then as well as today, it is assumed among collectors that there are no more than about ten copies.

In Umeå in Sweden is an other PET 200 S, which until some years ago (after the year 2000), was used to run a salary program.

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Former owner: Marcel Fossum, Norrköping

Technical data

 
Year 1979
Origin USA
Manufacturer CBM
Name PET 200
CPU MOS 6502
Speed 1 Mhz
OS Commodore BASIC 4
ROM 18 KB
RAM 32 KB
I/O ports IEEE-488, parallel, tape, expansion
Text modes 80 x 25
Graphic modes  
Colours Monochrome
Sound  
Built in media  
Power supply Built-in