128D (plastic) vs 128DCR (metal)

From: Marko Mäkelä <msmakela_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 2 May 2013 23:44:08 +0300
Message-ID: <20130502204408.GA4121@x220>
On Thu, May 02, 2013 at 10:26:23PM +0200, silverdr@wfmh.org.pl wrote:
>On 2013-05-02, at 21:57, Bil Herd wrote:
>> So I have one maybe two of the original C128 D in plastic cases with the
>> original C128 board with the fan in the case.  (My ex-girlfriend's little
>> brother has my third one)  Did this ever ship?
>I am not sure if I understand you correctly but the plastic C128D were 
>quite popular in EU. Especially in .de. I /think/ the metal one (called 
>sometimes "Blech Diesel" there) didn't reach the same level of sales as 
>the plastic one with fan etc.

In the 1980s, I read in a Finnish computer magazine that the 128D did 
not get FCC approval in the US, while the 128DCR (the metal one) got it.  
So, the 128D(CR) would have been released in the US some time after the 
128D was released in the Europe.

I got the same impression that the plastic 128D is more common in Europe 
than the metal 128DCR. I saw a 128DCR only once.


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