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  Commodore CBM 700 Series



YEAR: 1983
OS: Extended BASIC 4.0
CPU: MOS 6509 (Zilog Z80 & Intel 8088 optional)
SPEED: 1 MHz (500/600), 2 MHz (700)
RAM Int: 128 KB up to 256KB
RAM Ext: 704 KB - Total 960KB
ROM: 48KB (28KB Internal - 28KB Via Cartridge)
TEXT MODES: 40 x 25 (500), 80 x 25 (600-700)
GRAPHIC MODES: 300 x 200 (500), 512 x 512 (600-700)
COLORS: 16 (500), Monochrome (600-700)
SOUND: 3 voices, 9 octaves, Same SID 6581 as C-64 (700)
MISC:IEEE-488 Bus, Dual 8 Bit User Port, RS-232C Interface
MISC:Direct Audio Output, 10 Function Keys

The Commodore 700 series featured the same hardware basis as the 600 series but had a built-in tilt-and-swivel monochrome 12" monitor, a detachable keyboard and housing for two 5.25" floppy drives.

It was said that the 5/6/700 cases were designed by Porsche, not the more familiar Porsche auto factory, but the separate Porsche Design firm.

Three version were also available:
710 (CBM 128/80 in USA): 128 KB RAM
720 (CBM 256/80): 256 KB RAM
730 (CBMX 256/80): 256 KB RAM and coprocessor

Both versions could be purchased with a built-in dual floppy disk drive which was compatible with the external 8250 dual drive unit.


Images from Commodore 500/600/700 Manual


CBM 700 Front View


CBM 700 Rear View