How much did a ZX81 cost?


How much did a ZX81 cost?


Developer Sinclair Research
Manufacturer Timex Corporation
Type Home computer
Release date 5 March 1981
Introductory price £49.95 kit, £69.95 assembled (£204–285/$260–364 at 2022 prices)

Who designed the ZX81?

Rick Dickinson
Rick Dickinson (c. 1957 – 24 April 2018) was a British industrial designer who developed pioneering computer designs in the 1980s. Notable examples of his design work include the ZX81 case and touch-sensitive keyboard and the ZX Spectrum’s rubber keyboard.

How much memory does ZX81 have?

1 kiB
Sometimes though there just wasn’t much choice but to live with what you could afford, so buyers of Sinclair’s budget ZX81 computer had to put up with only 1 kiB of memory. The system bytes took up (by this writer’s memory) around 300 bytes, so user programs were left with only around 700 bytes for their BASIC code.

What was the Sinclair computer?

The Timex/Sinclair 1000 was the U.S. version of the Sinclair ZX-81, which was made by Sinclair Research, Ltd. One of the earliest versions of the home computer, the TS-1000 hit stores in 1981. At $99 it was certainly one of the most affordable early machines, and Timex sold over 600,000.

What could you do with a zx81?

it attached to your TV which it used as a monitor. it could be bought from shops in the high street like WHSmith. it had it’s own semi intuitive BASIC programming language that you could actually use. programs could be written, stored and retrieved from standard audio cassettes.

How much memory did a Sinclair Spectrum have?

The original model has 16 KB (16×1024 bytes) of ROM and either 16 KB or 48 KB of RAM. Hardware design was by Richard Altwasser of Sinclair Research, and the outward appearance was designed by Sinclair’s industrial designer Rick Dickinson.

What did the ZX81 do?

The Sinclair ZX81 was small, black with only 1K of memory, but 30 years ago it helped to spark a generation of programming wizards. Packing a heady 1KB of RAM, you would have needed many, many thousands of them to run Word or iTunes, but the ZX81 changed everything.

What came before the ZX Spectrum?

ZX Spectrum

An issue 2 1982 ZX Spectrum
Developer Sinclair Research
Memory 16 KB / 48 KB / 128 KB (IEC: KiB)
Predecessor ZX81
Successor QL

Who bought Sinclair computers?

The future of Sinclair Research remained uncertain until 7 April 1986, when the company sold its entire computer product range, and the “Sinclair” brand name, to Amstrad for £5 million.

How much did a Sinclair C5 cost?

The C5 was initially sold at a cost of £399, but to keep the cost under the £400 mark a number of components were sold as optional accessories.

Why did the Sinclair QL fail?

Although the computer was hyped as being advanced for its time, and relatively cheap, it failed to sell well, and UK production was suspended in 1985, due to lack of demand. After Amstrad acquired Sinclair’s computer products lines in April 1986, the QL was officially discontinued.

What happened to ZX Spectrum?

In early 1985, the original Spectrum was officially discontinued and the ZX Spectrum+ was reduced in price to £129.95 (equivalent to £419 in 2021).

What was ZX Spectrum used for?

The Sinclair ZX Spectrum was an affordable computer that introduced colorful gaming and amateur programming for the masses. It was so popular that it spawned magazines like Sinclair User, published in the UK between 1982 and 1993. Its creator, Clive Sinclair, died this week at age 81. The famous Sinclair ZX Spectrum.

Do you need a license to drive a Sinclair C5?

Sir Clive Sinclair’s electric trike, a battery-powered machine which can be driven on the roads without a licence, insurance or tax by anyone over 14, arrived on the market yesterday.

How fast could a Sinclair C5 go?

15 miles per hour
The maximum speed of an unmodified C5 is 15 miles per hour (24 km/h). At the rear of the vehicle is a small luggage compartment with a capacity of 28 litres (1 cu ft).