Spectrum

Sinclair Spectrum 128k +2

Known internally at Sinclair as the ZX82, the machine ultimately became known as the Spectrum to denote it’s colour display, over the monochrome display of its predecessor, the ZX81.

Launched in 1982, the machine was available in various different models up until 1992, and ultimately sold around 5 million units.

Over the lifetime of the machine, there were multiple upgrades to the hardware, such as memory bumps from 16k, to 48k and ultimately 128k, and the addition of proper sound chips, integrated tape and floppy drives and even MIDI connectivity for musical instruments.

All in all, there were about 9 different variants of the hugely popular Spectrum during it’s lifetime, with Amstrad taking over during the later part of it’s lifetime, the machine shown here being Amstrad built.

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