The first computer was Commodore PET 2001. PET stands for "Personal Electronic Transactor". But Philips held rights to use "PET" in Europe and the computers were renamed in CBM. Based on IBM's name CBM stands for "Commodore Business Machines". On this page the PET and CBM computers, and later PC models are summarized as office computers! The focus of the website are, however, the home computers - office computer are noted here only as further information:
CBM-ComputerHere are the CBM computer and later PC models summarized as office computers! The focus of the website are, however, the home computers. Office computers are noted here only as background information:
In 1977, Commodore introduced the first home computer on the market, the PET 2001. The keys were poorly arranged and it was difficult to write.
The successor models
The PET 2001-B, 2001-N and the CBM 30XX series had a typewriter keyboard and the built Datasette was removed.
CBM 500 - 700 / CBM-II series
The CBM-II models in the range from 500 to 700 were Commodores last attempt to enter the business market. They should replace the PETs and CBMS but failed.
CBM 4000 and 8000 series
The 4000s and 8000s series represented the third generation of CB-PC, descended from the PET 2001.
PC - 1
Commodore also tried enter the highly competitive PC market. The expansion possibilities are very bad.
PC - 10/20
The disk capacity is 360 Kbytes. The PC-20 had an installed internal hard disk.
PC-30 - 60
PC Compatible with 286 and 386 processors.
This computer is one of the few portable Commodores. And he does not rely on an electrical outlet.
One of the last portable computer was the Commodore C386SX-LT, which appeared about a year after the C286-LT on the market.
With this laptop, the memory and CPU slots are easily accessible from the outside and has a color VGA screen. In addition, there is a 20 MB hard drive and a 3.5 "floppy drive. The rest corresponds to a typical 486 laptop.
SalesUnfortunately there is no offical statement for PET/CBM computers sales. They were offered from 1977 to about 1984 in different models:
|PET Computer:||4.000 in Germany|