Technically, the SX-64 is equal to the normal C64 models. But there was also a game console without keyboard (C64 Games System) and a version in a PET/CBM housing, which was intended for schools.
The SX-64 during operation: The keyboard is unmounted and the arrangement of the keys corresponds to that of the C64. However, the keys are modern and flatter. The Caps Lock key does not lock as on normal C64 models, but has a LED. On the left there is the 5-inch color monitor and on the right side there is the floppy drive. Above the disk drive there is a storage room, where the keyboard cable takes place during transport. Behind a cover on the right there it is possible to set the monitors settings, volume, and floppy reset.
The SX64 ready for transportation. The keyboard can be attached to the front and covers the screen and the storage room. The handle is well designed: it locks into various positions and the computer can be raised in different angles. In addition, you can fix it so that the set position can not change.
The casing is made of metal. The gray casing is divided into lower and upper part. At the bottom you can see the connector for the keyboard. The special keyboard cable with a angled connector can be easily connected.
At the top of the SX64 there is the module port. Rear connections are as follows (from left to right): Two joysticks, video, Serial, User Port, power, fuse and power switch. TV modulator and Datasette are missing. The nameplate is quite large. That SX64 was produced in Japan.
Inside it's pretty tight in the SX64. Rear is a board with the connections. Among them is the power supply. On the right there is the monitor with the speaker. To the left of the screen is the storage room and the floppy disk drive. Far left is the board of the C64. The VIC has a heat sink installed. Behind the module port sits the relatively small I/O board. Hidden from lot of cables there is the board of the floppy. Due to the heat and the many cable connections the SX64 can easily get damaged.
Original-SX64-Bag to carry more disks or cartridges.
Commodore took over the BASIC 2.0 from the VC20 for the C64. The C64, however, managed to display 40 characters per line and had another start screen. The colors of BASIC were changed so you can read it better on the small screen. They are similar to those used on the VC20.
|Launch Price:||995 Dollar|
|Processor:||MOS 6510 (1,02 MHz)|
|Operating system:||BASIC 2.0|
|graphics chip:||MOS 6567/6569 (VIC-II)|
|Resolution:||Up to 320 x 200|
|Soundchip:||MOS 6581 (SID)|
|Sound:||3 voices, mono|
|Size:||425 x 393 x 140 mm|
The above shown computers are in the collection!
Compatible drives for the computer SX64: