Sinclair Zx Spectrum: absolutely better ...

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Sinclair Zx Spectrum: absolutely better ...

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

I just deleted the broken links in my browser's "favorites" folder, and I found this story - again. (very nostalgic) :D
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...
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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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