2001 Series

cbm/PetsNBs/2001-16b.gif First check out the PET 2001 and 2001N entries for more general information on Commodore PET line of computers.

When the release of the 2001N series, business owners still weren't happy. The computer doesn't start off with a Uppercase/Lowercase font, but requires a special POKE command to access. Also, the number keys are in the wrong place, and the graphic symbols just confuse the employees.

Complaints like these gave rise to the CBM 2001-B series computers, which corrected all of the above complaints. The business computers came in 8, 16, and 32k ram varieties, though I've yet to even see an 8k business 2001 computer.

Like the other Commodore PETs, these machines come with a full-sized QWERTY keyboard, 40 column screen, two Datasette ports for connecting a tape drive, a fully programmable parallel user port, and a IEEE-488 port for connecting disk drives, printers, and modems. In ROM is a BASIC interpretor for both programming, and as a user interface to access peripherals. This particular computer came with BASIC 2.0/3.0. Shown here is the 2001-16B.

Statistics, features, and CBM 2001 Series resources:

cbm/PETx/2001b16mb.gif CPU: MOS 6502 RAM: 8K, 16k, and 32k models ROM: 20 Kilobytes

Video: Discrete TTL Sound: Piezo electronic speaker.
cbm/PETx/bkeypad.gif Ports: MOS 6520 PIA, MOS 6522 VIA
cbm/PETx/bkeyboard.gif Keyboard: Full 69 key QWERTY Resources:

Personal Note: The 2001-16B from eBay.

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