Watch the Commodore SX-64 Video from The Obsolete Geek
The Commodore SX-64 Portable Computer
In the words of The Obsolete Geek, Rob says that portable is a relative word! The Commodore SX-64, billed by Commodore as an Executive Computer, weighs in at a whopping 23 pounds! That’s one heavy computer. If that weren’t crazy sounding enough, it doesn’t have a battery! You read that right. It’s a portable computer without a battery that must be plugged into AC power at all times. If the power even flickers, the Commodore SX-64 will reboot and loose any data you were currently working on. Which won’t be too much, since he computer only comes with single 1541 internal disk drive (5.25 inch) formatted to 170 kilobytes (although they can be double-sided to get twice the capacity).
A Truly Portable Computer in the 1980s?
Commodore SX-64 is a Heavy Beast
Well, be sure to watch Rob’s video all the way to the end, its the best part of the whole video! I make a small appearance at the end in a parody of the “Keeping up with the Commodore” TV commercial that Rob put together!
Rob was looking for creative ways to make fun of the machine and their marketing material and I think he nailed it. The Commodore SX-64 makes is fantastic exercise gear. Lifting this thing a few times a day there will be no need to head to the gym ever again! Maybe that how to stop the obesity problem in America!