Portable Laptop Commodore 64 'C64p' Arrives On eBay

C64p-Portable-Laptop-Commodore-64In need of a new laptop? Then look no further! While this fantastic creation may not be capable of aiding your day to day tasks, it certainly runs just about every classic home computer game you could ever want. That's right, somebody has crushed a Commodore 64 into portable casing - which is now on eBay.

The C64p as it's known is the latest creation from the brains behind The Future Was 8-Bit, a company dedicated to manufacturing modern hardware for the Commodore 64. This adapted laptop features a fully working Commodore 64 on a chip enhanced with a SD2IEC adapter for loading games from SD card.

If the thought of being able to use the Commodore 64 on your daily commute with ease wasn't enough, you'll be pleased to know that the C64p also sports TV-Out functionality and two joystick ports for multiplayer action.

As of speaking the C64p has managed to see a flurry of bids accumulating to £310, with well over a week to go. Only the die hard Commodore fans need apply.

C64p Specs

  • C64DTV PAL
  • 7" TFT screen
  • 4:3/16:9
  • Infra red remote (Screen only)
  • Two Joystick ports
  • Mousepad works as a Joystick in port 2 (1530 emulation)
  • SD2IEC + Diskswap-Reset/Root
  • Twin speakers
  • Approx 3.5 hours runtime
  • 100-240v charger included
  • Video/Audio out (split signal, it does lower the brightness when used)
  • External IEC cable also included

Link: C64p Commodore 64 Laptop on eBay

Link: The Future Was 8-Bit

Last Updated ( 23 March 2014 )  


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(Link to this comment) ArugulaZ 2014-03-23 17:59
Are you sure this isn't just an Android netbook with a Commodore 64 emulator installed?
(Link to this comment) Speedle 2014-03-24 11:31
It looks like the guy has built it using a c64DTV as seen on here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C64_Direct-to-TV

An impressive piece of work for sure as no doubt lots of mods were needed to get all the peripherals working. There's all sort of details about the build on his website too http://www.thefuturewas8bit.co.uk.
(Link to this comment) Aegelis 2014-03-24 17:40
If it had a floppy drive, cartridge slot and came in under a $100, I'd be in!
(Link to this comment) Lord_Santa 2014-03-27 05:57
having recently purchased the SD2IEC; I am glad to have the option of loading games from CF-card, but it is not 100% compatible with floppies; rather... maybe... 90% compatible, i.e. it can't load games which require 'true drive emulation', such as (per example) Might & Magic and a whole variety of small (and big) games/programs, nor can it load .tap, nor .crt. games - hence I do have a lot of reservations regarding this particular laptop-version

of course it's still a 'decent' CF-card-loader, at least for its price; but Benheck's C64 is slightly more impressive

(Link to this comment) Rod Hull 2014-04-07 14:18
Bens laptop is great... Full sized, based on a full sized C64 motherboard plus a 1541-III and is mains powered.

This laptop is based upon a C64DTV with a SD2IEC and rechargeable, so it's portable and doesn't need to be plugged into the mains.

We all know SD2IEC's don't support "true drive emulation" but they do work with far more loaders than 1541-III's do.

Don't get me wrong, Bens lappy is cool (all of Bens stuff is cool!).. it's got the original keyboard! But does it have a functioning touch pad and 3-4 hours run-time.. Nope! ;)


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