1. Not old. Vintage. :)

ZX80s a go-go

Discussion in 'Looking to Rehome' started by Andy Barr, Jan 13, 2021 at 4:00 PM.

  1. Andy Barr

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    From one extreme to another for Sinclair's very 1st baby.

    I don't know about you, but I think this smart, new (ok, it's empty) box is value for money at £14.10 all in, especially when some dicks on Feebay are asking £80+ for other empty and used pieces of cardboard:

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    But to put an example of his baby in there, might set you back a fair bit more...

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    It's tempting though for collectors and fans of the Sinclair models.

    It might be puny in the performance and games-playing stakes, but my, the ZX80 still oozes future-styling for me...

    Any of you guys ever owned one, got one, have wet dreams about one...??!
     
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  2. by Paul "Mclaneinc" Irvine
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    I had an 80 and 81, got the 80 as a wedding present to myself..Twas my first venture in to home computing, er upgraded(?) to an 81 and brought the 16K ram pack with my first credit card. Didn't have a clue what to do with them initially, learned a bit of BASIC and wrote stupid programs to calculate mortgage interest....Yes I was bored..
     
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  3. nysavant

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    The empty box probably has more processing power than the ZX80 these days :)

    Nice looking wee machine though.
     
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  4. by Paul "Mclaneinc" Irvine
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    But hard to imagine there was more processing power in the 80 than what took Apollo in to space..

    Just lucky they didn't need a ram pack...
     
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  5. Andy Barr

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    LOL! I like it, Paul.

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    ABOVE: Shoot - who wobbled the guidance computer's RAM pack?
     
  6. by Paul "Mclaneinc" Irvine
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    Its when Andy finds out that his whole guidance and flight system has been running on a Dragon 32 connected to 2 PP3 batteries...
     
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