ZX Spectrum Laptop


#1

My first love was the Sinclair ZX81, mainly because the CP/M I got shown at school was always busy. I was really fortunate to have supportive parents to help buy one, although they expressed almost immediate regret when I didn’t sleep for 52 hours and then proceeded to throw up late Boxing Day, as I hadn’t blinked since I hooking it up to flickering black and white TV. :slight_smile:

Anyway, nostalgia alert - here’s a ZX Spectrum ‘laptop’, of which I think is just some modern hardware and an emulated ROM. Still, look at this beast!

Only $150 as well. Very tempted, just so my kids can laugh at me.


#2

Found a review. ha, this looks hilarious…


#3

Now that is cool!!
I feel the need to make a C=64 laptop!


#4

I’d go for a Commodore 64 or Commodore Pet - I’m that old :slight_smile:

I bought a nice mechanical keyboard and chose it from it’s brothers based on the fact that it reminded me of a Commodore 16 :slight_smile:


#5

Commodore 64 had such a fancy keyboard. The Spectrum ‘dead flesh’ silicone keyboard was a sight to behold. Felt clammy even when new.

The ZX-81 had a bare membrane to press (a sort of angry headnod to blind people I guess), and if you pressed too hard the RAM pack on the back would wobble (it only came with 1K) and the system would immediately reboot. Good times.

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#6

This was our first computer. The keyboard was an abomination. I literally got blisters from typing on it.
http://oldcomputers.net/atari400.html
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