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PET computer(Personal Electronic Transactor computer) A CP/M and floppy disk-based personal computer introduced in 1977 by Commodore. It was one of the first personal computers along with the Apple II and Radio Shack's TRS-80. See Commodore.
|In 1977, this machine along with the Apple II and TRS-80 launched the personal computer industry. The PET sold for USD $595 and contained its own tape cassette (visible on the left) and a whopping 12K of memory. (Image courtesy of Steven Stengel, www.oldcomputers.net)|