Sinclair Zx Spectrum: absolutely better ...

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zsolt
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Sinclair Zx Spectrum: absolutely better ...

Post by zsolt » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:46 pm

Hi,
I just deleted the broken links in my browser's "favorites" folder, and I found this story - again. (very nostalgic) :D
Zsolt
ZX81 (8K), ENTERPRISE 128, [ZX SPECTRUM (48K,+,+128K,+2,+2A), TS1000, TS1500, TS2068, Cambridge Z88, PRIMO A64 (red)]

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Re: Sinclair Zx Spectrum: absolutely better ...

Post by olofsen » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:23 pm

Hi, thank you for this great reading! But, perhaps the Science of Cambridge is best - it is the fastest with lots of RAM, has the best BASIC, and the best colour graphics :)

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Re: Sinclair Zx Spectrum: absolutely better ...

Post by gammaray » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:37 pm

A mostly complete and useful comparison.

Now I don't feel so bad, I couldn't afford a "real" computer.

Funny story thanks!
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Re: Sinclair Zx Spectrum: absolutely better ...

Post by Lardo Boffin » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:18 pm

A very amusing read!

Funnily enough hardly anyone at my school had C64s. It was mostly Spectrums and a few beebs (me and a few of my mates - I had gone ZX81, Spectrum 16K and then beeb model B).
All of our arguments inevitably ended up with the fact that the beeb cost nearly three times as much as a Spectrum. There was no way back from that one...
ZX81 iss 1 (bugged ROM, kludge fix, normal, rebuilt)
Iss 3 ZXVid
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB, ZX-KDLX & ChromaSCART
TS 1500
TS 2000
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 1499)
Various Spectrum 48ks plus a DIVMMC future and SPECTRA

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Re: Sinclair Zx Spectrum: absolutely better ...

Post by Crayon21 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:19 pm

were the typo's ever fixed? also, why is there a mixed Italian-English Q&A?
zx81: great yet flawed
Zx spectrum: masterpiece that keeps on giving

(wish it weren't so expensive) :o

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Re: Sinclair Zx Spectrum: absolutely better ...

Post by Crayon21 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:57 pm

it's been 2 months with no answer. anyone?
zx81: great yet flawed
Zx spectrum: masterpiece that keeps on giving

(wish it weren't so expensive) :o

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Re: Sinclair Zx Spectrum: absolutely better ...

Post by Andy Rea » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:53 pm

Than C64
6 x ZX81, 1 x TS1500 , 1 x +3e, 1 x timex 2040 printer, 1 x timex 2020 cassette deck, siclair printer and some spectrum

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Re: Sinclair Zx Spectrum: absolutely better ...

Post by Crayon21 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:42 am

I noticed parts of it are in Italian. Were the spelling errors for the main section ever fixed. the Q&A for instance, has no English equivalent :?:
zx81: great yet flawed
Zx spectrum: masterpiece that keeps on giving

(wish it weren't so expensive) :o

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Re: Sinclair Zx Spectrum: absolutely better ...

Post by 1024MAK » Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:55 pm

I think you may be waiting a long time for any changes to be made...

Maybe a translation site would help...

Mark

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Re: Sinclair Zx Spectrum: absolutely better ...

Post by Crayon21 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:31 pm

1024MAK wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:55 pm
I think you may be waiting a long time for any changes to be made...

Maybe a translation site would help...

Mark
I actually laughed a bit at the author's obvious Bias against the c64. Portraying us as Puffed up bullies, not the best move. A lot of C64 users aren't that bad, but the C64 does have it's merits. Though I question the Use of V2.00 Basic for any test. Simon's Basic would've been a better choice
zx81: great yet flawed
Zx spectrum: masterpiece that keeps on giving

(wish it weren't so expensive) :o

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