Tonight we present an extremely rare computer. It was quite expensive when it was new as it was cutting edge. Nah, its a Timex Sinclair 1000. It sold for $99. They made a gazillion of them. They were considered underpowered even when they were released in 1982. Their sole redeeming feature was they introduced thousands of people to computing.
It was a Z80 machine based on the Sinclair ZX81. The differences was twice the memory (2K versus 1K) and NTSC versus PAL output. The whole computer was 4 chips. CPU, RAM, ROM and a custom logic array. The computer was tiny and slow. My portable tv did not like the output so no screen shots. maybe I will try it on the larger tv and see what happens. Anyway, this one I think I got from the library sale. Maybe not as I have 3. The other two belonged to coworkers.