The ZX Spectrum was launched in 1982 by Sinclair and came in 16K or 48K for £125 or £175 respectively. The ZX Spectrum came with an 8-bit CPU with a speed of 3.5 MHZ.
BASIC is an acronym for Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code
The ZX Spectrum is the UKs best selling home computer of all time
8-bit is an early computer hardware device or software program that is capable of transferring eight bits of data at the same time.
The ZX81 Colour and ZX82 were names given to the ZX Spectrum during its development stages.
8-bit computer manufacturers Sinclair, Acorn and Tangerine (Oric) were all based within a few miles of each other in Cambridgeshire England.
The original ZX Spectrum 48K could be upgraded to the ZX Spectrum+ by purchasing an upgrade kit for only £20.
I bought my ZX Spectrum directly by mail order in 1982 for £175 and still own it today.
I spent many hours of my teenage years fixed to my ZX Spectrum playing Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy and Jet Pac. I have been so pleased to see that Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy have made it to the IOS platform and I find playing these games as challenging and exciting as i did back in the early 1980s.
Of all of the things about the original ZX Spectrum that I liked the most was the rubber keyboard. Recently I have been playing a lot of old games and programming simple BASIC programs and I much prefer to do this with the rubber keys on the original ZX Spectrum rather than on the ZX Spectrum+ or ZX Spectrum 128.
|ZX Printer||Sinclair||1981||32 characters or 256 pixels||£59.95||View More|
|ZX Microdrive||Sinclair||1983||85KB Storage at 15KBs per second||£49.95||View More|
|ZX Interface 1||Sinclair||1983||Drives upto 8 ZX Microdrives||£49.95||View More|
|ZX Interface 2||Sinclair||1983||ROM Cartridge Software and Joystick Interface||£19.95||View More|