From: B. Degnan (billdeg_at_degnanco.com)
Date: 2007-07-03 02:00:50
> >Anyway, the new 128k board was then used in the rounded cases, and >became the 8296 (or 8296-D with builtin 8250 disk drive) Just to add some confusion about the evolution of the 8032 --> 8296 I submitted pics a few months ago of my Malvern 8296. Since then it has been fixed it up, but here are the original pictures again because they are on topic: Note the IEEE connector on the inside of the "Malvern" 8296 http://www.vintagecomputer.net/commodore/Malvern_8296/P1010132.JPG I realize that it's an OEM machine, but it looks more like they started with a 8032. Note the 8032 bottom chassis. http://www.vintagecomputer.net/commodore/Malvern_8296/P1010244.JPG The ID sticker does not have the "-D" even though there's an embedded sfd-1001 drive. http://www.vintagecomputer.net/commodore/Malvern_8296/P1010254.JPG Makes you wonder if originally the plan was to take the 8032 and give it a drive and a memory upgrade, and then be sold as the "8296". Just a bit of speculation. Bill Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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