CIP-03 Electronica

YEAR: 1988 INITIAL PRICE: 15 000 lei, aprox. $500 US Dollars   A Romanian Sinclair ZX-Spectrum clone made from 1988 by Electronica CIE and sold only in Romania in blue or red case colour version. In fact, the colors only differed on the keyboard marquee, the case color being the same. On the red version the background…

ZX Spectrum +

YEAR: 1984 INITIAL PRICE: $ 210   Planning of the ZX Spectrum+ started in June 1984, and it was released in October the same year. This 48 KB Spectrum (development code-name TB) introduced a new QL-style case with an injection-moulded keyboard and a reset button that was basically a switch that shorted across the CPU reset capacitor. Electronically, it was identical to…

ZX Spectrum

YEAR: 1982 INITIAL PRICE: £175   The ZX Spectrum (UK: /zɛd ɛks ˈspɛktrəm/) is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research. It was manufactured in Dundee, Scotland, in the now closed Timex factory. ZX Spectrum       1982 ZX Spectrum Developer Sinclair Research Manufacturer Timex Corporation Type Home computer Generation 8-bit Release date United Kingdom: 23 April 1982; 35 years ago…

Playstation 1

YEAR:  December 1994 (Japan) INITIAL PRICE: $299   The PlayStation (officially abbreviated to PS, and commonly known as the PS1 or PSX) is a home video game console developed and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment. The PlayStation is the first “computer entertainment platform” to ship 100 million units, which it had reached 9 years and 6 months after its initial launch. In 2000, a redesigned, slim version called…

ATARI 2600 (30 million units sold)

YEAR: 1979 to 1992 INITIAL PRICE: $199 (equivalent to $786.49 in 2016)   Manufacturer Atari Type Home video game console Generation Second Generation Retail availability NA: September 11, 1977 EU: 1978 JP: October 1983 (Atari 2800) Introductory price US$199 (equivalent to $786.49 in 2016) Discontinued January 1, 1992[1] Units sold 30 million (As of 2004)[2] Media ROM cartridge, Tape CPU 8-bit MOS 6507 @ 1.19 MHz Memory 128…