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Commodore SX64 / DX64

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1984.

There are probably no computer interested person who have not heard of the Commodore 64. SX64 was the portable version of the old classic. If you with portable ignor the fact that the weight was 10½ kg (more than a ordinary bucket full of water), and the need to connect it to a grid. But what does it matter when you owned a portable with a built-in power supply, disk drive, keyboard and screen. All you ever needed. In addition to this, the world's first portable computer with colour screen.

Commodore SX64 was broadly compatible with the old Commodore 64. The only thing that could not be done was to link up a tape recorder and run the old programs. Moreover, the small 5" screen is just that - small. The improvments were including floppy station with a much faster interface than the old tape memory, the built-in cartridge slot on top and built-in speaker. The number of disk drives was what gave Commodore SX64/DX64 its name. SX for single and DX for double. When the computer was introduced the year before, the talk was about a SX100, which would come with a black-and-white screen. It was not done and it did not reach the market.

Just this copy has a keyboard with the Swedish characters å, ä and ö.

Is there any errors? e-mail and correct me!

 

 

Former owner:Gabriel Smedman, Strängnäs

Technical data

 
Year 1984
Origin USA
Manufacturer CBM
Name SX64/DX64
CPU MOS 6510
Speed 0,98 Mhz
OS BASIC
ROM 20 KB
RAM 64 KB
I/O ports Control port/joystick x 2, video, serial, userport, cartridge, keyboard (underneath)
Text modes 40 x 25
Graphic modes Several different, most used 320 x 200
Colours 16
Sound 3 channels, 9 octaves
Built in media Disk drive, 5" colour screen
Power supply Built-in