The Timex Sinclair 1000
List Price: US $99.95
Release Date: July 1982
The Timex Sinclair 1000 is the North American version of the Sinclair ZX-81, from British based Sinclair Research Ltd. They are nearly identical, except for the name on the front, and minor motherboard layout differences.
The first Sinclair computer was the ZX-80, released in 1980 for $200.00.
It was still very popular when they came out with the improved ZX-81 in 1981.
By mid 1982, Timex was selling the ZX-81, renaming it as the ‘Timex Sinclair 1000’.
At $99.95, it was the cheapest computer you could buy, and Timex sold over 600,000 of them.