Commodore PET

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Date Introduced
1977
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
16 x 17 x 20 in.
Manufacturer
Commodore Business Machines, Inc.
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
United States
Keywords
Education; Tramiel, Jack
Object ID
102626724
Speed
1 MHz
Memory Type
Semiconductor
Memory Size
4K
Memory Width
8-bit
Cost
$495

Commodore produced hand-held calculators. Designer Chuck Peddle convinced Commodore chairman Jack Tramiel to transform his KIM-1 design into the Commodore PET, which proved popular in schools and could be networked to share peripherals like printers and disk drives.