Retro Computers

Commodore PET 2001 Print

Commodore PET 2001-8My second, this time, REAL computer. Unfortunately, years in the loft have taken their toll and while the display lights up, it was just full of random characters.

The PET's built-in cassette driveThis is a model 2001-8 from 1977, with a small scientific keyboard and built-in cassette player for program loading. A real improvement, but still slow. Diskette drives were available, but too expensive for me. Later versions had full sized keyboards for business users.

The best program on this machine was "Space Invaders", an almost identical game to that available in pubs at the time.

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