Commodore 1201

The 1201 is a monochrome composite monitor with an orange-display. It came in black and white case colors, with the white one being the one in this collection.

The intended use of this monitor is a bit of a mystery to me. It supposedly can display relatively high resolutions (640 x 512) interlaced, which makes me wonder why it requires composite video input. The most obvious use for this monitor would be on a composite 8-bit computer such as the C64 or C128, although with crisp 80 column display, perhaps it was best as a monochrome super-inexpensive C128 monitor.

Model      : 1201
Type       : Monochrome composite monitor
Screen size: 12"
Interface  : Composite video and audio, RCA ports
Notes      : PAL, 220V

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