From: B Degnan (billdeg_at_degnanco.com)
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. bd 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. > >http://www.zock.com/8-Bit/D_CBM8032.HTML > >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 > > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list > -- E N D -- Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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