Commodore SX-64 Executive Portable Color Computer System
(Commodore International - January 1983)
My all time favorite vintage computer off all time, hands down, is the awesome Commodore SX-64 Executive Computer! The world's first portable color computer! They billed it as a luggable computer, as it was the size of a small suitcase with it's built in floppy drive and 5" diagonal color monitor. Not only was it portable, but the icing on the cake was that it was a fully functional Commodore 64!
In the 1980's where the Commodore 64 was king of home computing, my younger brother and I shared a C64 and were in computing bliss. Then a "modern marvel" of computing technology was announced the Commodore SX-64 portable color computer! Our imaginations ran wild with that announcement... we could carry an SX64 to friend's houses and program, play games or even log onto local BBS systems. We MUST have one!
We saved up from odd jobs or working at my father's shop and begged our parents... my brother was finally able to get this wondrous computer (which he still owns today) and boy did it live up to it's billing. It WAS a fully functional Commodore 64 that you could use anywhere... and we could use all of our existing software and accessories except for one thing, the Dattasette tape drive. But the key to this machine was it's portability so a tape drive just didn't make sense.
Whenever anyone saw the SX-64 Executive in action, they were awe struck. My brother was looked upon as computing god in our neighborhood. He could bring this color computing platform anywhere, at any time and do just about anything with it.
This machine will forever be one of the defining points of my youth, and as such, I now own many of them, including a complete boxed unit with matching serial numbers (but still covet my brother's). I can say with certainty that no other computer or gaming platform will ever have the same impact on me as the beloved Commodore SX-64.
- Erik Schubach
My Commodore SX-64 Collection
These are the Commodore SX-64 items that I currently have in my personal vintage technology collection. I am always open to sell or trade any of my duplicates. I am also looking for other Commodore Computer items for my collection... see my wish list below.
Boxed Commodore SX-64 Computer w/Matching Serial Numbers (x1)
Boxed Commodore SX-64 Computer w/o Matching Serial Numbers (x1)
Commodore SX-64 Computer (x1)
Same list as my Commodore 64
SX-64 Test/Demo 5-1/4" Disk (x3)
SX-64 Accessory Bag (x3)
SX-64 Owner's Manual (x3)
SX-64 Disk Box (x2)
Commodore SX-64 Items Wanted
I will buy your Commodore SX-64 items. I will pay cash or trade you for the items listed below or anything you do not see in my personal collection listed above. CONTACT ME
Boxed or loose Commodore SX-64 Computer
Commodore SX-64 Accessory Bag
Commodore SX-64 Disk Box
Commodore SX-64 Owner's Manual
Commodore SX-64 Keyboard (paying a premium)
Commodore SX-64 Keyboard Cable (paying a premium)
Commodore SX-64 Blue Dots For Handle
Commodore SX-64 Shipping Foam Inserts (paying a premium)
Empty Commodore SX-64 Shipping Box (paying a premium)
Any Boxed Game Cartridge
Any Boxed Game Disk
Any Boxed Productivity Program - Cartridge
Any Boxed Productivity Program - Disk
Any Boxed or loose Utility Cartridge
Any Boxed Utility Disk
Any other Commodore SX-64 item not listed in my collection above
Commodore SX-64 Items For Sale or Trade
These are the Commodore SX-64 luggable computer items that I currently have for sale or trade from my personal vintage technology collection. CONTACT ME
None at this time