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In 1981, Sinclair Research released the ZX81 as a follow-up to their earlier ZX80. The ZX81 was manufactured by the Timex Corporation and sold as a kit (£49.95) or fully assembled (£69.95). In 1982, Timex started selling the ZX81 in the US for $99.95 as the Timex Sinclair 1000.
Follow along as we take a peak at the hardware inside one of the first low-cost home computers.
Photo by: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic
Caption by: Bill Detwiler
We purchased this Sinclair ZX81 from an online auction. The unit came in the original box and shipped with power adapter, 16kB external memory module, cables, and product documentation.