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Sinclair ZX80 RARE Vintage Computer Poly Box Working | eBay

Sinclair ZX80 RARE Vintage Computer Poly Box Working | eBay

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Commodore Amiga my second personal computer, after the Commodore Before that I owned several game consoles.

The Atari 800xl  My 2nd computer! I've got scouts searching for it in an undisclosed basement.

Th Atari XL series, competing with the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and MSX computers.

Cambridge Portable Lightweight Battery Operated Z88 Computer.

Cambridge Portable Lightweight Battery Operated Z88 Computer.

1K of sheer awesomeness.  My first computer.

From the ZX Spectrum to Apple II: 80s computers in pictures

It's 30 years since the Sinclair ZX Spectrum was launched as an affordable home computer for the masses. Here's a selection of classic computers we came to know and love – from basic gaming machines to those you could program in BASIC

UsedHandhelds.com, Inc. - HP Jornada 720 Handheld PC, $159.95 (http://www.usedhandhelds.com/hp-jornada-720-handheld-pc/)

HP Jornada 720 Handheld PC

UsedHandhelds.com, Inc. - HP Jornada 720 Handheld PC, $159.95 (http://www.usedhandhelds.com/hp-jornada-720-handheld-pc/)

Vintage Computer Sinclair ZX81 Personal by Petticoatjaneantique, £20.00

Vintage Computer - Sinclair ZX81 Personal Computer

Vintage Computer Sinclair Personal by Petticoatjaneantique,

2nd part of my blog post on retro microcomputers, this one is about Sinclair machines.

A personal history of computers part two – the Sinclair years

Sinclair ZX Spectrum This is an 8-bit Sinclair ZX Spectrum computer from 1982 with 48 KBytes RAM and a Z80 3.5 MHz Proccessor.

Sinclair ZX Spectrum This is an Sinclair ZX Spectrum computer from 1982 with 48 KBytes RAM and a MHz Proccessor. Shown here with a Colour Roadstar monitor. Image by Lazaros Papadopoulos

TRS-80. Sold through Radio Shack, using a cassette player for its memory and a TV for a monitor, the TRS-80 was an early hobby computer.

Sold through Radio Shack, using a cassette player for its memory and a TV for a monitor, the was an early hobby computer.

This was the first computer I ever owned (as a kid) way back in 1982. It was a Texas Instruments TI-99/4a

My very first computer. My brothers Pete, Wayne & I shared it. Pete & I took more of an interest in it. No hard drive back then. Pete & I spent days writing a graphic program of a football play. We designed all the pixel graphics.

Sinclair  ZX 80  	    After the modest but encouraging success of the MK-14 (initiation board with hexadecimal keyboard), Sinclair (at the time Sciences of Cambridge) decided to develop a slightly more advanced computer.    The ZX-80 is regarded as a pioneer system in micro-computing as at the time the only available computers were kits for hobbyists like the MK-14 or more expensive systems intended for education or research such as the Tandy TRS-80 or the Commodore PET.

Sinclair ZX 80 After the modest but encouraging success of the (initiation board with hexadecimal keyboard), Sinclair (at the time Sciences of Cambridge) decided to develop a slightly more advanced computer. The is regarded as a pion

ZX Spectrum. My brother and I would spend hours typing in different computer programmes just to get something to move across the screen!! How times have changed!

ZX Spectrum - days of typing 01001111011 ad infinitum for a 30 second graph to run across the screen. Then years gathering dust under the bed.

QL with microdrive

Sinclair QL - my first computer experience ever. Notice how the rounded keyboard keys seem so elegant.

DEC VT100 computer terminal (1978) which featured the luxurious choice of an 80 or 132 column display.

DEC computer terminal which featured the luxurious choice of an 80 or 132 column display. Remember these days happy throwback Thursday everyone

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