Sorry 14 --> 12 inches

From: Gabriele Bozzi (
Date: 2006-08-21 21:06:33

Yea sorry, the PET was a 12 inches not a 14.
But doubts still cast a dark shadow on my humble life.


> Hallo list,
> Last week I gathered in one of my "raids" a CBM 4032 sporting a 14  
> inches monitor (ya, baby has a big head).
> When the guy switched it on it chirped like an 8032 and, to my  
> little astonishment, I found this evening that ,indeed, the  
> motherboard is marked as 'ASSY 80320080' and somewhere is clearly  
> written '80col'.
> Sooo... I understand the video circuitry of the series 80xx is  
> miles away from the one driving classic PETs monitors, what I do  
> not understand is why Commodore had to provide an 8032 motherboard  
> for a 40 column product if just monitor size was concerned.
> Even the keyboard is not a 'business' keyboard: all graphics  
> symbols have been preserved... Why doing this if a 40xx specimen  
> already existed?
> Maybe was this machine upgradeable to 80 columns? Or just a freaky  
> 40xx serie's brother?
> I cannot figure out for what was the extra effort being worth !!!
> Please, somebody enlight me ;-)

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