The Return of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum

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Any UK child of the Eighties will be familiar with The Sinclair ZX Spectrum, the best-selling 8-bit home computer that turned a generation of Beano readers into gamers. Now, Sir Clive Sinclair, the computer’s creator, has launched a Kickstarter for a Spectrum revival, a retro gaming system called the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega.

The Vega is a glorified ZX Spectrum emulator; an all-in-one controller, styled after its Eighties counterpart, containing an ARM-based SOC, memory chip, and flash RAM, and over 14,000 ZX Spectrum games.

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The first run of 1,000 units will be limited edition, priced at £100. Proceeds from the limited edition sales will go to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. The standard model is not yet priced, but is said to cost “well below £100”.

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  • 12John34

    I would have loved to see the original case with the full keyboard.

    Still having a 48K+, but unfortunately ROM had died back then. Thinking about replacing it with a +2 or a Sam, ended up with an STe.

  • Wayne

    I remember them well, it was my very 1st computer which I sold for a Commodore 64 which I then sold for an Apple IIe, I still have it.

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