Timex Sinclair 1000 Home Computer System
(Timex Sinclair - July 1982)
The Timex Sinclair 1000, was a joint venture between the Timex Corporation and Sinclair Research. It was essentially an updated NTSC Sinclair ZX81 computer. It's sleek lines and membrane keyboard give the TS1000 it's unmistakable look. This computer was an entry level computer with black and white graphics and no sound capability.
Though it was a very limited computer wit a scant 2k of ram, the key to it's success in the US was the fact that it was billed as the first computer under $100 at the time (list price was $99.95), making it affordable for most families. But by the time you added all of the necessary components like additional memory cartridges and tape drives, it was comparable in price to more capable computers like the Commodore VIC-20.
This computer will forever be burned into my fond memories as it it the very first computer I had ever owned and the first computer I ever wrote a program for in BASIC. It was one of those magic moments in my life that helped shape my future, so I will always have a soft spot in my heart for it.
The popularity of this seemingly limited computer has never deminished and there is still a number of homebrew games, programs and hardware being developed by the Timex Sinclair 1000 community today.
- Erik Schubach
My Timex Sinclair 1000 Collection
These are the Timex Sinclair 1000 items that I currently have in my personal vintage technology collection. I am always open to sell or trade any of my duplicates. I am also looking for other Timex Sinclair Computer items for my collection... see my wish list below.
Boxed Timex Sinclair 1000 Computer (x1)
Boxed 1016 16k Memory Expansion Module (x1)
Boxed 2040 Printer (x1)
Memotech Full Stroke Keyboard Buffer (x1)
Sealed Frogger Game Tape (x1)
Sealed Mixed Game Bag 1 Tape (x1)
Sealed Mixed Game Bag 2 Tape (x1)
Timex Sinclair 1000 Items Wanted
I will buy your Timex Sinclair 1000 items. I will pay cash or trade you for the items listed below or anything you do not see in my personal collection listed above. CONTACT ME
Boxed Timex Sinclair 1000 Computer
Boxed Ram Expansion Cartridge
Boxed Data Recorder
Boxed Timex Sinclair Brand Printer
Any Boxed or Factory Sealed Game
Any other Timex Sinclair 1000 item not listed in my collection above
Timex Sinclair Computer Items For Sale or Trade
These are the Timex Sinclair 1000 computer items that I currently have for sale or trade from my personal vintage technology collection. CONTACT ME
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