Re: Rebadged PETs (was: VCFe (C2N232I) availability)

From: Anders Carlsson (
Date: 2006-10-05 16:15:23

On Thu, 5 Oct 2006, Marko Mäkelä wrote:

> I haven't seen an 8032-SK in real life,

Me neither. Only on pictures on Internet, e.g.

Since the badge on the backside (i.e. motherboard) says 8032-SK,
I thought the case was the same. That is how I identified which
type of computer those labelled PET 600 on the front really is.

I agree that the cases to PET/CBM 200, PET 600, CBM 8296, CBM 710/720
look very similar. Jan pointed out that there supposedly exists a label
variation PET 700 or even PET 700/128K that still is a CBM 710.

I haven't measured exactly, but I wouldn't be surprised if they all have
the exact same form factor and the complete contents from one machine
could be transferred to another case.

Maybe it was a Scandinavian/European speciality, to rebrand the newer CBM
models as "PET something" as it was a well-established brand/model name.
Customers might've known what PET was, but not what Commodore was. A bit
like how C64 was sold as VIC-64 for the first three-four years, and was
not really officially reverted to the original name until the introduction
of the white, low profile C64C.

Anders Carlsson

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