Re: 128D (plastic) vs 128DCR (metal)

From: Pete Rittwage <>
Date: Thu, 2 May 2013 16:49:46 -0400 (EDT)
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On Thu, May 2, 2013 4:44 pm, Marko Mäkelä wrote:
> On Thu, May 02, 2013 at 10:26:23PM +0200, 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.

Yes, we only have 128D(CR) metal ones in the US, so I have never seen a
plastic one. I'd like to have one for my collection at some point, but
they never turn up here.


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