Sinclair ZX80 microcomputer, 1980.

PART OF:
Sinclair ZX 80 Microcomputer
Made:
1980 in England and Cambridge
maker:
Sinclair Research Limited

Sinclair ZX 80 Microcomputer, by Sinclair Research Limited Cambridge, England, United Kingdom, 1980

The Sinclair ZX80 was the first computer made to appeal to the mass market. Sinclair Research Ltd of Cambridge developed it as a build-it-yourself programmable computer that was designed to connect to a television set or cassette recorder. It was small and lightweight, weighing just 12 ounces and was accessible to a much wider sector of the population, being priced at just £99. All these characteristics made the Sinclair ZX80 the forerunner of a whole generation of personal computers.

Details

Category:
Computing & Data Processing
Object Number:
1984-1281/1
Materials:
plastics, metals, coposites, electronic components
Measurements:
40 x 165 x 215 mm
type:
microcomputers
credit:
Sinclair Research Ltd.