Commodore Equipment

From: Gil Parrish <>
Date: Thu Jul 17 08:33:19 1997

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>> The C-128 and B-128 are completely different. The B-128 was one of

>OK, I think we need some clarification here. What does your "B-128" look

You'll have to ask the guy that left the original message. I was replying
to him. However, his brief description made me assume it was a low-profile

>1. C128-40 "Advanced Personal Computer"
Basically this is a B128-80 with a 40 column screen (sounds like a VIC
chip to me) and comes in a low profile case (sorta like an amiga or 64)
Not to be confused with the more common C128.<

This one is also known as a P-500, and seems to have been the equivalent of
a super-duper C64. It had the C64's 40 column color display (the rest of
the line was monochrome) but had the faster IEEE drives, etc.

>2. and 3. B128-80 "Advanced Business Computer"
the manula says there were two versions of a B128. A low-profile model
and, of course, a high profile one. The low-profile model is like the
C128-40 but the high profile model has integral disk drive(s) and display<

Presumably, if it was paired with an 8050 drive unit, it didn't have
integral disk drives, and was the low profile model.

>4. B256-80 "Advanced 16-bit Proffessional Computer"<

He said "B128", and I'm taking him at his word.

>Well, I'm "in" to Commodore and don't yet have one so if yer willing to
sell/trade, lemme know!<

Again, maybe the original poster will take you up on this. Also, I know
one store in Oklahoma City that's had a low-profile B128 sitting around for
some time. (I don't live in OKC, so I can't swear it's still there.) The
store has a bad habit of never putting a price on anything, so I don't know
if the guy wants a mint for it or just a few bucks. If you want to try
contacting him, I'll try to dig up the name/address, but please don't put
me to the effort unless this sounds like something you seriously want to

>Also, if you want a copy of my "User's guide" that shouldn't be much of a
problem, it's a whole 120 pages.<

I have one, thanks, but the original poster might be in the market.

Gil Parrish
Received on Thu Jul 17 1997 - 08:33:19 BST

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