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The AOA Computer Museum - 1977 - Commodore Pet 2001
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Written by danrok   
Sunday, 03 April 2005 11:07
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1977 - Apple II
1977 - Commodore Pet 2001
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The Commodore PET 2001

The Commodore Pet was first demonstrated in January of 1977 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago. It had a MOS 6502 processor and a built-in 9" CRT display capable of 25 lines of 40 characters.

This was an all-in-one computer with an extensive keyboard including numerical keypad - quite a remarkable feature at the time. The PET had a ROM chip loaded with a BASIC programming language from some unknown company by the name of Micro-soft (yes, there was a hypen in the name in 1977).

So, the PET was quite comparable to the Apple II, its competitor.

Commodore PET photo
Note the cassette player for storage.

Photo showing the inside of the PET
Under the hood.


 

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