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The rainbow-bearing ZX Spectrum was the first computer that captured the British public's attention. Priced at £125, it was in a completely different price category to the Apple II or Commodore 64, and was half the price of its nearest competitor, the BBC Micro. It featured a 3.5MHz CPU, either 16kB or 48kB of RAM, and a cassette deck for reading and writing data.


  • Status: Discontinued
  • Availability date: 1982


  • Desktop type: Gaming PC


  • CPU brand: Zilog
  • Base CPU model: Z80A
  • Clockspeed: 3.5 MHz

Processor (base)

  • Base RAM size: 16 KB


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