A Commodore 64 laptop

If you’re old enough to remember the salad days of the 1980’s when the home computer market was at it’s most diverse and innovative, it was the heyday of 6502-based 8-bit computers, like the Apple II, Atari 400/800 series, and the Commodore VIC-20, 64, and 128. The Commodore 64, in particular, is considered the highest-selling 6502 computer ever, with sales in the 30 million units. A portable model, the SX-64, was made, but it never reached critical mass.

Now, more than a decade after Commodore filed bankruptcy and the 64 was discontinued, famed modder Ben Heck came up with a 64 laptop. Yes, a laptop. With a full-color LCD screen, running at the 64’s native 320 by 200 resolution. You’ll notice that the actual workable display doesn’t fill out the entire screen, because the 64’s video chip can display more, but fills out the space outside the background with a single border color.

What more can I say? I love it. Especially since my own 64 is now busted (it probably needs just a part to be replaced). What do you 64 fans think?

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