Commodore Equipment

From: Roger Merchberger <>
Date: Thu Jul 17 09:23:12 1997

Due to massive amounts of caffeine & sleep deprivation, Gil Parrish said:
>Message text written by
>>> 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

Ok. Here's the guy with the original message. To be honest, at first I
wasn't sure what I had...

>>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.

I have the low-profile version of the machine, with no monitor or drives. I
plan on getting the 8050 drives today at noon, if they're still there.
There was also an IEEE-488 printer to go with it. The machine is serial #
C002688... Does anyone know if this is early, or is the C in the SN# mean
the third time around the digits? Also, what was special about the 6509
processor over the 6502?

[[ BTW, I'm still on the fence as to whether I'll keep this one or not...
It seems rather unique, which I like, but I'm not sure if I'd actually use
it, which is something I like to do as well... ]]

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

Funny thing is, I think they used the same motherboard for the B128 and
B256... there are solder holes & all for another bank of ram, but no
sockets... you'd prolly want to solder in sockets, then add 16 more
4164-15's and Bingo! You should have 256K RAM.

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

I'll be keeping this in mind.

Anyway, again -- I love this list! :-) -- and thanks one and all for the
help you've given me for the help on this little beastie!

I'll let y'all know if the 8050 was still there.

Roger "Merch" Merchberger
Roger Merchberger       | Why does Hershey's put nutritional
Programmer, NorthernWay | information on their candy bar wrappers  | when there's no nutritional value within?
Received on Thu Jul 17 1997 - 09:23:12 BST

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