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TS-1500

Timex Computer ()

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Name TS-1500 Timex Computer 
Manufacturer Timex Computer () Type Desktop
Production start (mm-yyyy) 5 - 1982 Production end (mm-yyyy) -
RAM 16-32Kb ROM 8Kb
CPU Z80A - 3,5 Mhz
Operating System Extended BASIC
Text (Cols x Rows) 32 x 24
Graphics 64 x 48
Sound Beeper
Storage memory Tape
Serial port Parallel port
Others port
Original price   Currency original price 80 USD
Units sold
Note The TS 1500, was a stop-gap between the TS 1000 and the forthcoming American version of the Spectrum, the TS 2000. It was a ZX81 with an internally-housed 16K RAM expansion module, in a black and silver Spectrum-style box with the familiar "dead flesh" rubber keyboard. The updating of the ZX81 design was an attempt to counter the two biggest drawbacks of the TS 1000, namely the touch-sensitive keyboard and the minuscule 1K of memory. The machine failed dismally: no matter how much it was dressed up, it was still a ZX81, with most of that machine's limitations still intact.

Info taken from: Planet Sinclair  
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