ZX Spectrum

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Sinclair ZX Spectrum
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Manufacturer Sinclair Research Ltd
Type Computer (8-bit)
Release Date April 23, 1982
Discontinued
Media cartridges, Disk (both rare), Microdrives (stringy-floppy system), Cassettes (the most common save/load method), others
Save Format Media-dependent; cassette used a binary FSK system
Input Options
Special Features 16 KB / 48 KB / 128 KB Memory
Z80 at 3.5 MHz and equivalent
Units Sold
Top Selling Game
Variants
Competitor(s) Commodore 64
Predecessor ZX81
Successor Sinclair QL


The Sinclair ZX Spectrum is a home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd. Originally dubbed the ZX82, the machine was later renamed the ZX Spectrum by Sinclair to highlight the machine's colour display, compared to the black-and-white of its predecessor, the Sinclair ZX81. It is affectionately known as the Speccy by its fans. The ZX Spectrum was discontinued in December 1992; however, there are still new games being produced, and quite a large cross-section of the original games are available for download.

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