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Commodore SX-64 (SX-64)

What Does Commodore SX-64 (SX-64) Mean?

The Commodore SX-64 was a portable personal computer, the first of its kind to feature a full color display in 1983 when it was released. The Commodore SX-64 had a 170k floppy disk drive, 64k of RAM, and a 5” screen. It ran on a Commodore BASIC operating system.

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Techopedia Explains Commodore SX-64 (SX-64)

As a small “briefcase” computer, the Commodore SX-64 did not sell especially well. Some problems included various types of incompatibilities, for example, a lack of a port to power printers without their own AC power supplies. The small screen was also a factor, as it made it difficult to enjoy the graphics pioneering happening at the time, for example, in the “Ghostbusters” Activision game demonstrated on a Commodore 64 desktop computer by David Crane on PBS in 1985. The default screen color of the SX-64 was also different than that of the standard Commodore 64, which caused some issues with various pieces of software.

The Commodore SX-64 was succeeded by designs such as the Commodore LCD, an unreleased prototype.

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Portable Commodore 64

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