The Spectrum was among the first mainstream-audience home computers in the UK, similar in significance to the Commodore 64 in the USA. The introduction of the ZX Spectrum led to a boom in companies producing software and hardware for the machine, the effects of which are still seen; some credit it as the machine which launched the UK IT industry. Licensing deals and clones followed, and earned Clive Sinclair a knighthood for “services to British industry”.
Processor Type: Zylog Z80
Processor Speed: 3.5MHz
RAM: 48 KB
Display: Connection via UHF for TV Tuner
Sound: One Channel
Storage: None Internal, External Cassette, Microdrive tape loop storage
Network: ZX Net (to allow communication between more than one Spectrum)
Original Release Date: 23rd April 1982
Cost (New in 1982): £175
Cost (In 2018 Price): £638.75
Modifications I have performed:
Have replaced power supply with a modern one with a more stable voltage output.
Currently not working due to RAM issue