The ZX Spectrum was launched in 1982 by Sinclair and came in 16K or 48K for £125 or £175 respectively. The ZX Spectrum came with an 8-bit CPU with a speed of 3.5 MHZ.
BASIC is an acronym for Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code
The ZX Spectrum is the UKs best selling home computer of all time
8-bit is an early computer hardware device or software program that is capable of transferring eight bits of data at the same time.
The ZX81 Colour and ZX82 were names given to the ZX Spectrum during its development stages.
8-bit computer manufacturers Sinclair, Acorn and Tangerine (Oric) were all based within a few miles of each other in Cambridgeshire England.
The original ZX Spectrum 48K could be upgraded to the ZX Spectrum+ by purchasing an upgrade kit for only £20.
|32 characters or 256 pixels
|85KB Storage at 15KBs per second
|ZX Interface 1
|Drives upto 8 ZX Microdrives
|ZX Interface 2
|ROM Cartridge Software and Joystick Interface