Commodore PET 8096SK

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 Commodore CBM 8096-SK was a 1980 computer system with a monitor, keyboard, internal power-supply, disk drives and a motherboard. The motherboard had a MOS 6502 processor, RAM / ROM memory, MOS 6545 video-chip, MOS 6520 PIA and a MOS 6522 VIA.
The 8096 SK is an example of the second generation of cbm/pet computers from Commodore. In stead of sheet-metal this series is made of plastic. There is much more attention for the look of the computer.

The 80 in the model number stands for 80 columns of text on the screen and the 96 stands for 96 kbyte RAM memory. The SK stands for Separate Keyboard.
Processor: MOS 6502

Processor frequency: 1 MHz
Memory: 96 kbyte RAM, 18 kbyte ROM
Graphics: 80 x 25, monochrome
Connections: IEEE 488, Userport, Datassette
Dimensions: 450 x 450 x 450 mm
 
Our machine was kindly donated by Robert Mirfin and was complete with A Double Disk Drive unit complete with manuals and cables

 

Manufacturer: Commodore
Date: 1980

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH6223. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

Commodore PET 8096SK


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