RETRO 8-BIT COMPUTERS
1979 - 1986

A collection of retro 8-bit computers, peripherals &
software from the late 70s and early 80s.

Retro 8-Bit Computers From 1979 to 1986.

Welcome to the Retro 8-Bit Computers website.

On this website you will find information, downloads and photos for 8-bit computers, peripherals, software, books, magazines and leaflets spanning the late 70s to mid 80s.

8-bit Computers

Showing a collection of 13 8-bit computers from 1979 to 1986 including Atari 400, Commodore 64, Dragon 32, Electron, HX-10, Oric-1, Sinclair QL, TI-99/4A, VIC 20, ZX Spectrum, ZX Spectrum 128, ZX Spectrum+ and ZX81.

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Software

A collection of 60 software titles for 8-bit computers with downloadable content for Atari 400, Commodore 64, Dragon 32, Electron, Oric-1, ZX Spectrum, ZX Spectrum+ and ZX81.

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Manuals

A collection of 26 downloadable manuals in PDF format for Atari 400, Commodore 64, Datasette 1530, Disk Drive 1541, Dragon 32, Electron, Oric-1, Sinclair QL, TI-99/4A, VIC 20, ZX 16K RAM, ZX Interface 2, ZX Microdrive, ZX Printer, ZX Spectrum, ZX Spectrum 128, ZX Spectrum+ and ZX81.

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Books

A collection of 22 downloadable books in PDF format for Dragon 32, Sinclair QL, ZX Spectrum and ZX81.

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Magazines

A collection of 261 downloadable magazine issues in PDF format for Acorn User, Commodore User, Crash, Dragon User, Sinclair User, Your Commodore, Your Computer, Your Spectrum and ZX Computing.

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Leaflets / Brochures

A collection of 16 downloadable leaflets, brochures and software catalogues in PDF format for Commodore 64, Dragon 32, Electron, Sinclair QL, ZX Interface 2, ZX Spectrum, ZX Spectrum 128, ZX Spectrum+ and ZX81.

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Peripherals

Showing a collection of 8 peripherals for Commodore 64, VIC 20, ZX Spectrum, ZX Spectrum+ and ZX81.

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Articles

Read our 4 news and articles stories on all things relating to the retro 8-bit computer world

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Did You Know?

The QL in the Sinclair QL computer name stands for Quantum Leap.

Jan 26
2018
Top 10 ZX81 Games
Dec 23
2017
Ultimate Play The Game The Collected Works

Ultimate Play The Game The Collected Works

A review each game released by Ultimate Play The Game in The Collected Works box collection.

Dec 7
2017
ZX Spectrum ROM Cartridges

ZX Spectrum ROM Cartridges

A total of 10 ROM cartridges were released for the ZX Spectrum.

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Retro 8-Bit Computer Collection from 1979 to 1986.

A short history of retro 8-bit computers spanning from 1979 with the Atari 400 through to 1986 and the ZX Spectrum 128.

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