On Tue, 16 Mar 1999, Ruud Baltissen wrote: > I personnaly prefer the plastic type because the other one has some > incompatabilities and is less easier to repair. Are these incompatibilities the same as the C64 / C64C ones? Both later machines use 9V HMOS chips, but I've not seen the same level of cost reduction in the C128DCR as compared with the C64C. All Commodore seem to have done is remove the VDC's 16MHz oscillator and use the one in the 1571 (a fairly obvious cost reduction) and do some significant re-engineering of the MFM implementation of the 1571, but the basic C128 remains largely the same. > BTW, may I inform how much you paid for it? A friend of mine paid about 16 UK > Pounds/$25 for a C128D (no monitor). He did well. This is the only C128D I've ever seen, so I was quite prepared to pay for it. In the end I got it for 30 ukp including 1901 monitor, Canon printer, a few disks and the Xetec Centronics printer interface. The unit itself is in fairly good condition; slightly discoloured but the only real complaint is that there is one foot missing off the keyboard. Now I'm quite keen to get hold of a C128DCR. I'd like a 'desktop' machine with the 8580 SID chip, so it's fortunate that such things exist :) (No I am not going to hack into my perfectly good plastic C128D, thankyouverymuch) Richard - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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