The Hotness
Games|People|Company
Terraforming Mars
Through the Ages
Minecraft
Red Dead Redemption II
Indian Summer
The Secret of Monkey Island
Ataxx
Twilight Struggle
Stone Age: The Board Game
Orwell
Scythe: Digital Edition
Fallout 76
Morels
Final Fantasy XIII
Portal (2007)
Final Fantasy IV
Saints Row 2
Tales of Phantasia
Chrono Trigger
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Street Fighter II
Resident Evil 4
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time
Mario Kart Wii
F-Zero GX
Baldur's Gate
Ōkami
Doom 3
Game Boy Pocket
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble
Demon's Souls
Red Dead Redemption
Archon: The Light and the Dark
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
Roll Through the Ages
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield
Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal
Close Combat III: The Russian Front
Curse of the Azure Bonds
The Operational Art of War III
Portal 2
Xenon 2: Megablast
War in the Pacific
Guns of August 1914 - 1918
Campaigns on the Danube
Mount & Blade
Forsaken
Information
Primary Name
PET 2001
Alternate Names
Release Date
1977-10-00
Hardware Category
Manufacturer
Platform
 Corrections
 Clone
 Customize View
xml RSS Feed 
Facebook Twitter Delicious Google
ObjectID: 110789
Description Edit | History

The Commodore PET ("Personal Electronic Transactor") was a home/personal computer produced from 1977 by Commodore International.

The initial model, PET 2001, was announced at the Winter CES in January 1977 and the first 100 units were shipped later that year in October. However, the PET was back-ordered for months and to ease deliveries, early in 1978 Commodore decided to cancel the 4 KB version.

The PET's 6502 processor controlled the screen, keyboard, cassette machines and any peripherals connected to one of the computer's several expansion ports. The PET 2001 included either 4 KB (2001-4) or 8 KB (2001-8) of 8-bit RAM, and was essentially a single-board computer with discrete logic, driving a small built-in monochrome monitor with 40×25 character graphics.

The 2001 included a built-in Datassette (cassette tape recorder) for data storage. The Datassette was located on the front of the case, which left little room for the keyboard. The data transfer rate to cassette was 1500 baud, with the data being duplicated for safety, giving an effective rate of 750 baud. The computer's main board carried four expansion ports: a second cassette interface, a parallel port, an IEEE-488 port, and a memory expansion port.

Although the PET 2001 was fairly successful, there were frequent complaints about the tiny calculator-like keyboard, often referred to as a "chiclet keyboard" because the keys resembled the gum candy.

Source: Wikipedia, "Commodore PET", available under the CC-BY-SA License.

More Information Edit | History
This page does not exist. You can edit this page to create it.
Versions
Pg. 1
PET 2001
Nick: 
PET 2001-4
Rel Date: 1977-10-00
Manufacturer: Commodore International Limited (Commodore)
Region: 
View
Corrections
Link Image
PET 2001
Nick: 
PET 2001-8
Rel Date: 1977-10-00
Manufacturer: Commodore International Limited (Commodore)
Region: 
View
Corrections
Link Image
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Marketplace
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No items found
{{product.numforsale}} for sale {{product.price}}
{{product.prettycondition}}
{{product.listdate|truncate:"10"}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No items found
{{item.title}} {{item.timeleft}}
{{item.currentprice}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Images
Gallery:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No images found
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No posts found
{{post.numpositive}} {{post.title}}
by
{{post.numcomments}}
Files
Title | Hot | Recent
[Browse »]  [Upload File »] Language:
Pg. 1 of 1
No Files Found.
Updating...
Thumbs Up
GeekLists
[Browse »] [Summary »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No lists found
{{list.numpositive}} {{list.title}} {{list.username|truncate:"10"}} {{list.numitems}}
{{list.lastreplydate|truncate:"10"}} {{list.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Statistics
Video Game Hardware Rank: N/A
Num Ratings: 1
Average Rating: 7.00
Standard Deviation: 0.00
Num Views: 198
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
Similarly Rated: View
Avg. Game Weight: 0.0
Fans: 0
Personal Comments: 0
Users Owning: 0
Users Wanting: 0
Users Trading: 0 [find trade matches]
Price History: View
Total Plays: 0
Plays This Month: 0
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Web Links
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No Web Links Found
Link {{cat}} {{lang}}
{{weblink.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
User Information
Use this tool to rate games, save comments, and manage your collection.
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.