From: Anders Carlsson (anders.carlsson_at_sfks.se)
Date: 2007-07-03 19:13:56
Cameron Kaiser wrote: > http://www.floodgap.com/retrobits/ckb/secret/Npet.html On the topic of the PET 200, isn't it the exact same thing as the 8032-SK? Meaning that all the separate keyboard models, from 8032-SK to the high-profile CBM-II series 710/720, have more or less the same rounded shape? Of the handful PET 200 I've seen and sold, they all said 8032-SK on the back plate. Or was there an earlier, better known 8032-SK model that is more angular but still with detachable keyboard? Subsequently, there was a PET 600 that should be either a 8096-SK or a 8296-SK. I've seen both, more commonly labeled 8296 on the back side. According to other sources on the Internet, it should be the other way around, but who knows? I believe Marko also owns a CBM D220 which is a relabeled 8296-D. Is it covered anywhere in SWoC? Regarding the comment on localized PET/CBM 700 keyboards, I have seen both variants with real keycaps and stickers. The keycaps themselves are interchangeable between CBM 600 and 700. I'd believe it more was a matter that the reseller manufactured a batch of keycaps, and when they ran out used stickers instead, which are cheaper to manufacture and easier to install. I have also seen localized machines with both 128K (710) and 256K (720), so I'd say the whole range of PET and CBM-II computers were available with Swedish keyboards much due to the strong market position they held. You comment on the confusion about PET 700. Imagine my confusion one year ago when I discovered these machines and soon learned to differentiate between PET 600 (8096/8296), CBM 600 (B128) and PET/CBM 700 (high profile). I think more than one customer back in c:a 1983-84 would also be confused with these model names. Regards -- Anders Carlsson Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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