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Commodore 8088/8086 based PC-Compatibles


cbm/miscCPUs/pc10.gif Commodore never forgot that they were Commodore Business Machines. Although best known for their home computers, business products were almost constantly available. In the computer market, Commodore began with their CBM 8000 line machines. Afterwards, Commodore developed the CBM-II line. However, it was during development of this line that the IBM PC began to clean out the confusing business PC landscape. Although Commodore considered adapting their CBM-II line to run MS-DOS applications, they eventually decided to enter the clone market, which ended their run of proprietary business computers.

The first machines Commodore produced in this line were 8088-based, and usually came with the maximum 640K of addressible memory. Most of these machines come standard with at least one 5.25" floppy disk drive, 25 pin serial COM-port, 25 pin parallel Centronics port, a Commodore "bus" mouse port, and both RGBI and composite video output ports. The most famous machine in this line is the Commodore Colt, found near the bottom.



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Model    : PC10
Processor: Intel 8088
Memory   : 640K
Storage  : Dual 5.25" Floppy Disk
Video    : Composite and color RGBI
Notes    :



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Model    : PC10-II
Processor: Intel 8088
Memory   : 640K
Storage  : Dual 5.25" Floppy Disk
Video    : Color RGBI
Notes    :



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Model    : PC10-III
Processor: Intel 8088
Memory   : 640K
Storage  : Dual 5.25" drives, 10mb hd
Video    : Composite and color RGBI
Notes    : Upgraded to 4 parallel ports



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Model    : PC20-III
Processor: Intel 8088
Memory   : 640K
Storage  : Single 5.25" drives, 20mb hd
Video    : Composite and color RGBI
Notes    :



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Model    : HD40 Special Edition
Processor: Intel 8088
Memory   : 640K
Storage  : 5.25" & 720k 3.5" drives, 40mb hd
Video    : Composite and color RGBI
Notes    :


cbm/miscCPUs/colt.gif
Model    : Colt
Processor: Intel 8088
Memory   : 640K
Storage  : Dual 5.25" Floppy Disk
Video    : Composite and color RGBI
Notes    :

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