Sinclair ZX Spectrum microcomputer, 1982-1985

Made:
1982-1985 in Cambridge and United Kingdom
maker:
Sinclair Research Limited
Sinclair ZX Spectrum microcomputer, 1982-1985 (personal computer) Sinclair ZX Spectrum microcomputer, 1982-1985 (personal computer)

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Spectrum microcomputer with 48K RAM, power supply and 'Horizon Software Starter Pack' cassette, serial number 148-455954, manufactured by Sinclair Research Limited, British, 1982-1985

Spectrum microcomputer with 48K RAM and 'Horizon Software Starter Pack' cassette, serial no. 148-455954, manufactured by Sinclair Research Ltd, c. 1984. Clive Sinclair introduced the ZX Spectrum into the marketplace in August, 1982. Sinclair's aim was to provide an upgraded version of his original ZX81, which would be able to compete with the colour graphics of the recently introduced Atari, Commodore and Acorn computers. The ZX Spectrum was the company's most significant commercial success and enabled Sinclair Research to achieve market dominance in the UK in the early 1980s. The model shown has 48K of RAM.

Details

Category:
Computing & Data Processing
Object Number:
1985-195
Materials:
metal, plastic, electronic components on composite board
Measurements:
overall (lying flat): 32 mm x 233 mm x 145 mm,
type:
personal computer
credit:
Amstrad plc

Parts

software cassette for Sinclair ZX Spectrum microcomputer, 1982-1985

software cassette for Sinclair ZX Spectrum microcomputer, 1982-1985

'Horizon Software Starter Pack' cassette for Sinclair ZX Spectrum microcomputer, manufactured by Sinclair Research Limited, British , 1982-1985

Materials:
magnetic tape and plastic (unidentified)
Object Number:
1985-195/4
type:
cassette