Commodore PET 8032SK
The PET has a special place in the history of micro-computers, as it was one of the biggest sellers in the 1979 /1980 period, when computers were aimed at both the home and business market. Many people instantly recognise the PET as it stood out from the usual ' terminal plus box' computer.
This machine was the first PET to feature a detachable keyboard and a monitor with tilt and swivel.
This was the end of line for the Commodore PET. Clearly the best looking computer ever made, its round chassis was designed by Porche! The round chassis was introduced on some 8032 models and was contined on in the B and P Series Commodore PET II lines.
The SK designation indicates Separate Keyboard.
The end of this line signified the end of Commodore's work in the business market, which many reviewers believe was one of many serious errors in strategy which eventually lead to the companies demise.
The 8032-SK, was made in West Germany and known as the 'business computer'. The integral system box and monitor is accompanied by a separate keyboard. The computer uses a 'Basic 400' operating system and 6502 processor. It also has screen editor functions, and monitor has a full-size display of 80 columns and 25 lines.
MOS 6502 CPU at 1 MHz. 32 kB RAM. The case is designed by Porsche Design, and it has an ultra-smooth look to it.
Our model together with a Commodore 8050M double disk drive unit and Commodore 4022 printer was very kindly donated by John and Chrissie Biddlecombe
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