Commodore SX-64 -- The first color, portable computer
Bonus: The (real) story of the portable Amiga!
In January of 1983, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, something amazing happened: The first, full color, portable computer was unveiled to the world.
The “Commodore Executive 64” was a truly amazing beast. A full powered Commodore 64 (itself released a mere 6 months earlier, in the summer of ‘82), in a completely portable form factor… including a color, 5 inch, CRT monitor.
It was an amazing machine that was, perhaps, quite a bit ahead of its time.
Plus — no joke — it laid the groundwork for a (fully functional) portable Amiga prototype at Commodore. Seriously. It’s real. We’ve got pictures and details.
But first… the story of the Commodore Executive (better known as the SX-64).