Commodore SuperPET SP9000
Here's a really nice machine to have, as far as collectible computers go. I
suppose a lot of people have used PETs in elementary school (I didn't), but
very few have ever owned one. This SuperPET was obtained for free, along with
two carloads of other PET computers of varying models, when a local elementary
school decided it was finally time to toss their old inventory. I heard about
this from a member of the Faculty of Education where I work, and set up a plan
for a friend and I to intercept the lot of them before they ended up in the
garbage. Most of them have since been given away, but I do still have a few
sitting in the basement. Perhaps a few too many, seeing as I absolutely
never use these machines. As an aside, the tape drive sitting next to this
unit was the first external storage device originally purchased for use with
my Commodore 64. It too sees very little use.
Note: All of the PETs mentioned above are long gone. I only have the one pictured left now.
CBM 4040 Dual Floppy Disk Drive
Links of interest:
TPUG - Toronto PET Users Group Inc.
The Virtual Internet Commodore User's Group (VICUG)
Commodore PET Hardware Review
Commodore PET FAQ
The PET Index
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