[Coco] [Color Computer] OT: Sinclair ZX81 - Starting bid: US$35, 000.00
johnguin at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 24 17:55:10 EDT 2005
No, the ZX-81 was a blank and white computer offered as a kit or
pre-assembled. It had a better ROM than the original ZX-80, and may even
have had 2K of RAM.
The color Sinclair (named Spectrum in the UK) came much later.
PS. I still have my original ZX-80 I bought in 1978/9 (I don't remember).
1K and a B/W TV...made me really appreciate my Coco 2 when I finally
upgraded in 1984.
From: coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com [mailto:coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com] On
Behalf Of KnudsenMJ at aol.com
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2005 1:50 PM
To: coco at maltedmedia.com
Subject: Re: [Coco] [Color Computer] eBay: Sinclair ZX81 - Starting bid:
In a message dated 8/23/05 2:33:29 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
jdaggett at gate.net writes:
>$99 is what the kits sold for back in 1981. $199 assembled.
I take it we're talking about the Sinclair "color" computer, a very
fascinating box, and not the Timex door-stop wedge thingie, which ISTR
retailed for $50?
But I doubt even the first hand-tooled prototype is worth $35K!
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