Second Oldest Known Promotional Brochure For The Commodore PET 2001

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Commodore PET 2001 Brochure Title - With Chicklet Keyboard
that can maintain inventories, keep  payroll records, operate accounts     payable and receivable, issue checks, handle correspondence.
Again, some of these capabilities will     involve hardware not yet available,     but which should be ready fairly soon.
The PET is a computer. But a very     different computer from any you have     ever seen before. The PET is a per-     sonal computer; it stands for Personal     Electronic Transactor. It is very com-     pact, measuring just 16.5″ wide by     18.5″ deep and 14″ high, and quite     portable; it can be carried and used     anywhere. It operates on ordinary     current available in any office, home     or factory.
The PET has a television screen, a     keyboard as simple to use as a type-     writer and a self-contained cassette     recorder which is the source for pro-     grams and for storing data in con-     nection with these programs. And it     has, in its standard configuration, an     8K user memory. (This is in addition     to the 14K operating system resident     in the computer.)
Although the PET is built to the     highest standard in the industry, it     may perhaps require service in its     lifetime. You’ll find the PET surpris-     ingly easy to service. Modular com-     ponents, standard TV circuitry and a     basic cassette assure that a TV service-     man with PET product knowledge     will be able to render satisfactory ser-     vice. Moreover, the self-diagnosing     computer board will tell the service-     man if it needs replacement. And     Commodore will ultimately main-     tain a network of Authorized Dealer     service centers as well as its own     service points.
Because the PET is a personal com-     puter, it uses BASIC language, the     easiest to learn and simplest to pro-     gram. So simple that many people     without prior computer knowledge      will find it surprisingly easy to begin     rudimentary programming after only
a few hours and, with diligent     appli-     cation, could become quite facile.     Because of the widespread use of     BASIC, a large number of programs     are already available from various     sources, including PET user clubs     springing up in many places.
There is direct access to the machine     language resident in the ROM through     the keyboard so that-as one example     -a particular POKE command will     convert 26 graphic characters to lower     case letters.
The Commodore PET. So simple to     learn and to use. Yet the PET can     also boast of advanced screen editing     -allowing complete and instant     insertion, deletion, substitution of     characters and full cursor movement.
This is at the heart of the PET: It is a     wonderfully simple device to master;     really as easy to use as an advanced     calculator. Yet it has the power and     versatility of the most advanced     computers.
The PET is surprisingly inexpensive,     as a personal computer should be.     The PET is a product of Commo-     dore, a company that has developed     through the years a reputation for     value and innovation in calculators     and electronic watches.
Quite portable, very affordable and     unbelievably versatile, the PET com-     puter may very will be a lifetime     investment.
Additional programs, additional     memory boards and, through the     IEEE Interface, a telephone interface     system, a printer and a floppy disc     drive are among the components that     are being developed for those users     who may perceive a need.
A second cassette is already available     through a built-in interface.
An extra 8 bit user-controllable port     is also built-in for “do-it-yourself”     attachments … such as a music     synthesizer, speakers, a light con-     troller … for fun and games.
The PET TM home computer by Commodore is a creature of many     faces, only a few of which you will see on the next page.
As many faces as you see, the PET has even more. Its applications are     limited only by the user’s needs.
The future of the PET is virtually unlimited; its present capabilities are     already many and impressive.
As a personal computer, the PET can teach languages and mathematics;     play games; create graphic designs; answer the telephone, log calls, and     dial numbers; store meal recipes and change number of portions; maintain     budgets, personal records and check- books; operate appliances and tem-     perature controls.
Note: while the PET indeed has all these capabilities, some are not yet     here: the phone capabilities will not become a reality until the modem     hardware is completed. But that should be before the year is over.
As a management tool, it delivers the information the executive needs, in     the form he can use, and available to him alone. Trend analyses charts and graphs can be almost instantly available.
The professional may use the PET for maintaining appointment sched-     ules, recording income and expenditures and filing all the specialized     information and forms he may need to make his work more efficient-     from medical records for a doctor to income tax computations for an     accountant.
The engineer, mathematician, physic cist has a tool far superior to the very best programmable calculators yet developed … at a cost that is com- parable … and with almost infinitely greater versatility.
And the businessman has a computer


PET Amortization ChartPET Amortization ChartPET Bar Graphs
Commodore PET Black Jack

The Many Faces     of the PET

Commodore PET 2001 Teaching Trigonometry
Commodore PET 2001 Moon LandingCommodore PET Trigonomitry


Commodore PET 2001 Chicklet Keyboard

the PET           keyboard

The PET keyboard consists of 73 keys There are the usual     alphanumerics 1A Z and 0-9) found on typewriters and calculators and many computers.But     the PET has something more 64 graphic characters. The graphics can be     used for plots, for fun and games, or for artwork.There are also special screen and keyboard control keys which allow the         moving of the cursor in four directions, the reversing of characters     and background, the inserting and deleting of characters. Shift keys         and a run stop key are also provided to facilitate     keyboard operations.


Dimensions: 16½”      wide by 18½     ”    14″ Overall height deep.
Weight: 44lbs
MEMORY Random Access Memory (user memory):    4K for 8K optional) are internal,    expandable to 32K bytes of which    24 (or 28)     are external
Read Only Memory (operating system resident     in the computer): 14K bytes
8K – BASIC     interpreter    4K –     Operating system    1K – Diagnostic     routine    1K –     Machine language monitor
VIDEO DISPLAY UNIT     9″ enclosed, black and white, high-    resolution CRT     1000 character display, arranged 40    columns by 25 lines     8 x 8 dot matrix for characters and con-    tinuous graphics     Automatic scrolling from bottom of    screen     Winking cursor with full motion control

Reverse field on all characters intense    on black or black on white)
54 standard ASCII characters; 64 graphic     characters
KEYBOARD     9½ ” wide x 3″     deep: 73 keys     All 64 ASCII characters available    without shift. Calculator style     numeric    key pad     All 64 graphic and reverse field characters     accessible both keyboard (with shift) Screen Control: Clear and erase Editing: Character insertion & deletion
CASSETTE STORAGE     Fast Commodore designed redundant    recording schema, assuring reliable        data recovery     Cassette drive modified by            Commodore for much higher          reliability of recording and     record    retention     High noise immunity, error detection,    and correction
Uses standard audio cassette tapes     Tape files, named
OPERATING SYSTEM     Supports multiple languages (BASIC     resident)
Machine language accessibly     File management in operating system     Cursor control, reverse field, and    graphics under simple BASIC control     Cassette file management from BASIC     True random number generation or     pseudo random sequence
INPUT/OUTPUT     All other I/O supported through    IEEE-488 instrument interface which        allows for multiple intelligent        peripherals     All I/O automatically managed by    operating     system software     Single character I/O with GET      command     Easy screen line-edit capability     Flexible I/0 structure allows for BASIC    expansion with intelligent     peripherals
BASIC INTERPRETER     Expanded 8K BASIC’, 20% faster    than most other 8K BASICS     Upward expansion from current    popular BASIC language     Strings, integers and multiple dimen-    tion arrays     10 significant digits; floating point    numbers     Direct memory access through PEEK     and POKE commands



Commodore PET 2001, C2N Dataset and Commodore 2020 Printer (Never Manufactured as far as we know)

PET and Peripherals. The external cassette (the     PET CASSET™      model C2N) is shown con- nected to the cassette port and ready for file     management.    Also shown is the PET Printer, model     2020,     capable of printing up to 80 characters per line     on 8 ½”      roll or fan-fold paper. It prints the entire     complement of PET alphanumerics and graphics     at approximately 120 CPS on a 7×8 dot matrix.     The unit can be programmed to print extended     characters as well as a unique character (such as a     corporate logo).

commodore     basic  

    CHR$ ASC     CHR$ returns a character, given a numeric code.     ASC returns a numeric code corresponding to a character.
LEN     Returns the length of a string.
VAL STR$     Convert decimal values to numeric strings and vice-versa.     Extended I/0 Statements OPEN CLOSE     Control association of a logical file number to a physical     device and, optionally, a file name on the device.
SAVE LOAD VERIFY     Store and retrieve a program, with optional file name, on     a physical device. Load allows for program overlay,     VERIFY compares contents of memory to stored program.
PRINT# INPUT# GET#     Allow communication with logical device numbers other     than keyboard or screen. GET# inputs one character.
CMD     Permits communication with multiple devices simultaneously.
Example of I/0 Operations Tape-to-tape file copy     10 OPEN 5,1,0, “OLD FILE”     20 OPEN 6,2,1, “NEW FILE”     30 INPUT#5,A$     40 IF ST AND 64 GO TO 70     50 PRINT#6,A$     60 GO TO 30     70 CLOSE 5     80 CLOSE 6
Program locates “OLD FILE” on tape #1, writes file     header for “NEW F I LE” on tape #2, then copies tape     #1 to #2 until it encounters an EOF on #1, and then     writes an EOF on #2.
Variables     TYPES: Real Integer (%) String ($)     NAMES: Variable names are uniquely given as a letter     or a letter followed by a letter or a digit.Special Variables     TI TI$ Time of day     ST     Status word for I/0     operations
The fastest full floating-point BASIC imple-     mented on a micro-computer. Allows     communication directly from BASIC to     IEEE-488 standard devices, cassettes, display,     and keyboard built into PET Accurate     built-in clock is settable and readable from     BASIC in decimal or string value. Full     command set, including:
Standard Dartmouth BASIC Statements*     LET READ PRINT DATA IF     THEN FOR NEXT DIM END     GOTO
Scientific Functions     SGN INT ABS SQR RND SIN     COS TAN ATN LOG EXP pie Logical Operators     AND OR NOT
Operation Commands     RUN NEW CLR LIST CONT FRE
Formatting Functions     TAB POS SPC
Machine Level Statements     PEEK POKE     Allow the user to examine and store at specific memory locations.
USR SYS     Link BASIC to machine language subroutines with     parameter passing or developmental subsystems.
WAIT     Monitors status of a memory location such as an I/0 port until specified     bits are set.
String Functions     LEFT$ RIGHT$ MID$     Returns substrings (of specified length and position) of string acted upon. _____________ *Note: Arrays are currently limited to 255 elements.

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