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

From: B Degnan (
Date: 2006-10-05 17:15:51

I still owe everyone a picture of my 8296, that uses a PET case and 
a drive on the right side, positioned vertically.  This is the machine 
given to me by Jack Rubin.

At Thursday, 5 October 2006, you wrote:

>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 
>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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