Sinclair ZX80 microcomputer, 1980.

Made:
1980 in Cambridge and England
maker:
Sinclair Research Limited

Sinclair ZX 80 Microcomputer

The Sinclair ZX80 was the first computer made to appeal to the mass market. Sinclair Research Ltd of Cambridge developed it as a build-it-yourself programmable computer that was designed to connect to a television set or cassette recorder. It was small and lightweight, weighing just 12 ounces and was accessible to a much wider sector of the population, being priced at just £99. All these characteristics made the Sinclair ZX80 the forerunner of a whole generation of personal computers.

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Category:
Computing & Data Processing
Object Number:
1984-1281
type:
microcomputers
credit:
Sinclair Research Ltd.
status:
Permanent collection

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