Dinosaur Sightings: Computers from 1984-1989

Commodore SX-64 "Executive"

As the world‘s first portable color computer, the SX-64 was designed to be a portable Commodore 64, with a built-in 5-inch color monitor, 5-1/4 inch floppy drive, and power supply.

Although heavy at 23 pounds, it is a very nice and sturdy system. Almost 100 percent compatible with the C64, it runs all cartridges and floppy based programs. The only thing missing is the cassette port, which is a minor consequence.

Reprinted with permission from Oldcomputers.net


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