Many people believe that the Spectrum (16 Kb) was the first computer ever released by Sinclair.
However, this beautiful ZX81 with nothing less than 1Kb of RAM and a resolution of 32x24, and the highly valuable ZX80 were released before and, even though not available easily for everyone, laid the groundwork for the upcoming computers... and our lives 😊. Also have the Basic book, but didn't make it to the picture.
This should be my Sinclair ZX81 post for now. 🤗 This is the 16K RAM pack you needed to basically run any software if any use. SIXTEEN TIMES the standard memory. Just imagine that now haha! 😂 If I get time to get the ZX81 set up and running I’ll show it again 👍🏻
The Sinclair QL (Quantum Leap) Personal Computer was released by Sinclair Research in 1984 for £399. The QL (Codename ZX83) was a switch from the Z80 processor as found on the predecessors the ZX80, ZX81 and ZX spectrum to a Motorola 68008 processor. The QL was aimed at the business world unlike the home computers market that Sinclair had previously targeted. The QL had 128KB of RAM and 48KB ROM, one expansion port, networking and serial controllers and a pair of built-in tape microdrives. The QL had a multi-tasking operating system calledQDOS and an onboard SuperBASIC interpreter. The QL was designed to be more powerful than the IBM PC and comparable to the Apple Macintosh. It also cost a fraction of the price of its competition, BBC Model B was £1800, Apple IIe £2150, ACT Apricot £2270 and the IBM PC £2670. It was rushed into production and beat the Apple Mac to market by 2 weeks, the Atari ST and Amiga by a year, all of which were based on the Motorola 68000 series. The 68000 series architecture was a primary competitor to Intel's x86. it was even in a Sega Megadrive! The QL was rushed into production and it suffered loads of issues, delays and bugs and got heavily slammed by consumers and industry, it went on to sell approx 150,000 units before it was abandoned by Amstrad (who had acquired Sinclair Research) in 1986. #Sinclair#Spectrum#ZX80#ZX81#ZXSpectrum#Sega#QL#IBMPC#Apple#AppleMac#mac#macintosh#motorola#68000#microchip#microcomputer#retrocomputer#retrocollect#retro#vintage#vintagetech#techmoan#technology#geek#gadget#oldskool#backintheday#1980 's #eighties#oldtech
@strangerthingsofficial logo version converted to #asciiart (not official).
My big question for #StrangerThings3 is whether a #ZX81 or #ZXSpectrum will show in the series.
I guess the ZXSpectrum+ version have better keyboard to show character typing on it. The resolution of 256x192 pixels would not fit this ASCII logo but on the other hand it could show color and have the feel of Arcade games the actors play in season 2.
@gatenm123 would be the logical character using the computer (48kB version, wanting the 128kB version released in 1985 for birthday present).
He could run John Conway's "Game of Life" simulation or make an 8-bit version of the "Thrive" open source game.
A computer would also be helpful if Eleven needs help figuring out ways to open and close portals using the Rubik's Cube tactile model for training, where "Dustin" help do calculations on movements she need to practice.
Great fun @festivalbfx today. Boys a bit bewildered by "really old" computers (ZX81!) & struggled to get husband off some of them! Thanks to the wonderful @bournemouthuni students who helped both boys make a short film too! #animationmovie#claymodels#computergames#zx81
#Computerspielemuseum#ZX81#FirstTouch#8Bit#1KB Damit fing bei mir alles an: Mit dem Sinclair ZX81, geliehen von einem Schulfreund. Monochrome Darstellung am angeschlossenen 36-cm-Fernseher, Folientastatur, 1KB Speicher, kein Sound - und dennoch der Einstieg ins digitale Schaffen. Das war 1982... ;-)