Build your own Commodore SX-64 (Mini) with a Raspberry Pi #PiDay #Raspberry Pi #Commodore #VintageComputing @Raspberry_Pi
The Commodore SX-64 was a portable, briefcase-size “luggable” version of the popular Commodore 64home computer and the first full-color portable computer.
The original SX-64 featured a built-in five-inch composite monitor and a built-in 1541 floppy drive. It weighed a hefty 10.5 kg (23lb). The machine can be carried by a sturdy handle, which doubled as an adjustable stand. It was announced in January 1983 and released a year later at $995 (equivalent to $2,400 in 2018).
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