Sinclair ZX Spectrum
Released:1982 (UK)
Price:£ 125
How many:~60,000
CPU:Zilog Z80A @ 3.5MHz
Display:32 x 24 text (8 colors)
 256 x 192 graphics
hooks to TV
Ports:memory, cassette, TV
Peripherals:Sinclair thermal printer
OS:Sinclair BASIC in ROM

The popular and loved "Speccy" from Sinclair Research Ltd., was preceded by the Sinclair ZX80 and ZX81 computers.

As one of the first mainstream computers produced in the UK, the Spectrum was very simple, but the jet-black color, multi-function rubber keys, and tiny size quickly gained a huge following of millions of users, many of which still exist to this day.

  • We do not yet posses an actual Sinclair ZX Spectrum to share with you, but our hopes are high that we will soon.

  • Related Links

  • World of Spectrum
  • Wikipedia

  • History of Sinclair Computers

    • 1980: February - Sinclair Research announces the ZX80 computer in the North American market.
    • 1981: March - Sinclair unveils the ZX81 in the UK, based on the Z80A microprocessor.
    • 1981: December - Sinclair Research reports that it has shipped 250,000 ZX81 personal computers.
    • 1982: April - Sinclair Research introduces the Sinclair ZX Spectrum in the UK.
    • 1982: July - Timex Computer begins selling the Timex Sinclair 1000 through over 1000 Timex retail outlets.
    • 1982: August - Sinclair Research reports that it has shipped 500,000 ZX81 personal computers in over 30 countries.
    • 1983: January - Timex introduces the Timex/Sinclair 2000, which is their re-packaged Sinclair Spectrum for the North American market.
      Source: Chronology of Events in the History of Microcomputers

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