My 23lb Personal Computer
In January of 1984, I became the first person in Denver to purchase the SX-64, the world’s first portable color computer. I paid $995 and was the happiest kid in the town! Friend Roger Good and I used to get together and program – He had the Atari computer.
|CPU:||MOS 6510, 1MHz|
|Display:||built-in 5″ color screen|
|40 X 25 text|
|320 X 200, 16 colors max|
|Storage:||internal 170K floppy drive|
|external floppy drive|
|Ports:||S-video, composite video|
|2 joysticks, cartridge port|
|serial and ‘user’ ports|
|OS:||Commodore BASIC in ROM|
It is now safely held by the Computer History Museum in Mountainside California where I donated it. My perception is that many young people do not realize how fast we have come in technology in just a few years.