Commodore PET 3032

This CBM 3032 is a successor to the Commodore PET, it has a bigger keyboard and 32KB dynamic RAM memory. The larger keyboard means that the first cassette drive now has to be an external unit.

Although the keyboard is a more conventional size than the original PET, it still retains the PET's quirky arrangement. Characters such as ", $, (, *, etc, which are normally shift characters, are typed directly on the PET. The shift key either produces Commodore's graphics set or lower-case characters, depending on a bit pattern set in the peripheral control register of the 6522 Versatile Interface Adaptor chip. Infuriatingly, the keyboard lacks a CONTROL key.

Catalog type
Desktop computer
Manufacturer
Release Date
1979
Processor
MOS 6502 @ 1MHz
Memory
32KB
Operation System
Commodore Basic

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Set up interactively in our 70s space
Collection Serial code Owner
Commodore PET 3032 1320666 Not published

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