Sinclair ZX Spectrum microcomputer, 1982-1985

Made:
1982-1985 in United Kingdom
maker:
Sinclair Research Limited
Spectrum microcomputer with 48K RAM , serial number 148-455954, manufactured by Sinclair Research Limited, assembled in Spectrum microcomputer with 48K RAM , serial number 148-455954, manufactured by Sinclair Research Limited, assembled in

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Spectrum microcomputer with 48K RAM , serial number 148-455954, manufactured by Sinclair Research Limited, assembled in
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Spectrum microcomputer with 48K RAM , serial number 148-455954, manufactured by Sinclair Research Limited, assembled in
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

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
Measurements:
overall (lying flat): 32 mm x 233 mm x 145 mm,
type:
personal computer
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • computer
credit:
Amstrad plc