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Commodore SX‑64

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The Commodore SX-64, also known as the Executive 64 or the VIP-64 in Europe, is a luggable computer. It's the luggable Commodore 64.

It is the first full colour luggable computer in history.

The computer did not sell well, and its failure has been variously attributed to its small screen, high weight, poor marketing, and smaller business software library than that of its competitors, which included the Osborne 1 and Kaypro II.

Some would-be buyers waited instead for the announced DX-64, which never became widely available due to the slow sales of the SX-64, creating a Catch 22 situation similar to that endured by Osborne after announcing an improved version of its computer. The SX-64 did however gain a following with user groups and software developers, who could quickly pack and unpack the machine to use for copying software or giving demonstrations.

Catalog type
Portable computer
Manufacturer
Release Date
1984
Processor
MOS 6510 @ 0.985 Mhz
Memory
64kB
Storage
170 kB 5,25" drive
Operation System
Commodore BASIC 2.0

Museum Collection

Set up interactively in our 80s space
Collection Serial code Owner
Commodore SX-64 GA1003720 Not published
Commodore SX-64 GA6009031 Not published

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