Inside the Commodore Pet 2001 vintage computer

Inside the Commodore Pet 2001 vintage computer

Summary: The Commodore PET 2001 was the first fully integrated computer from Commodore. Erik Klein, vintage computer collector and Webmaster of Vintage-Computer.com, takes you inside the Commodore PET 2001.

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  • The Commodore PET 2001 was the first fully integrated computer from Commodore. It was based on the same architecture as the MOS/Commodore KIM-1 but provided a keyboard ("chicklet style"), tape drive and monitor all housed in a space-age case.

    Erik Klein, vintage computer collector and Webmaster of Vintage-Computer.com, takes you inside the Commodore PET 2001.

    Erik has graciously allowed us to republish his photos and descriptions. You can find a much more detailed description of Erik's Commodor PET 2001 and additional photos of the machine's in his collection on his Web site Vintage-Computer.com.

    You can share your experiences with this and other classic computers using the disccussion link below this image, or on Erik's Vintage Computer Forums.
  • This is a Personal Electronic Transactor model 2001-8. It has 8K of RAM and runs great. Notice the slight modification made to the machine. The red button on the front controls a small electric fan mounted above the motherboard. These original PETs ran warm and some of the components didn't like that much. I suspect that this was a fairly common modification.

    Reprinted with permission from Vintage-Computer.com
  • The majority of the PET line had a tilt-up body with the monitor and keyboard mounted in the top half and the computer in the bottom. Notice the fan at the back. It was added in the aforementioned modification.

    Reprinted with permission from Vintage-Computer.com

Topics: Hardware, CXO

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