Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega games consoles go up for sale

  1. #1
    HEXUS.admin
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    28,217
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1,845 times in 628 posts

    Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega games consoles go up for sale

    The first orders of the £100 machine should get to end users by the end of May.
    Read more.

  2. #2
    Anthropomorphic Personification shaithis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    The Last Aerie
    Posts
    10,825
    Thanks
    645
    Thanked
    868 times in 733 posts
    • shaithis's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z77 WS
      • CPU:
      • i7 3770k @ 4.5GHz
      • Memory:
      • 32GB HyperX 1866
      • Storage:
      • Lots!
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire Fury X
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX850
      • Case:
      • Corsair 600T (White)
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 x Dell 3007
      • Internet:
      • Zen 80Mb Fibre

    Re: Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega games consoles go up for sale

    I wonder how many of these dust collectors they will sell?

    I loved my Speccy (was my second computer, first was ZX81), had the original 16k version which I had upgraded to 48k. Played it for years.

    But I cannot bring myself to even launch an emulator, let alone pay £100 for one!

    Nostalgia.....
    Main PC: Asus Rampage IV Extreme / 3960X@4.5GHz / Antec H1200 Pro / 32GB DDR3-1866 Quad Channel / Sapphire Fury X / Areca 1680 / 850W EVGA SuperNOVA Gold 2 / Corsair 600T / 2x Dell 3007 / 4 x 250GB SSD + 2 x 80GB SSD / 4 x 1TB HDD (RAID 10) / Windows 10 Pro, Yosemite & Ubuntu
    HTPC: AsRock Z77 Pro 4 / 3770K@4.2GHz / 24GB / GTX 1080 / SST-LC20 / Antec TP-550 / Hisense 65k5510 4K TV / HTC Vive / 2 x 240GB SSD + 12TB HDD Space / Race Seat / Logitech G29 / Win 10 Pro
    HTPC2: Asus AM1I-A / 5150 / 4GB / Corsair Force 3 240GB / Silverstone SST-ML05B + ST30SF / Samsung UE60H6200 TV / Windows 10 Pro
    Spare/Loaner: Gigabyte EX58-UD5 / i950 / 12GB / HD7870 / Corsair 300R / Silverpower 700W modular
    NAS 1: HP N40L / 12GB ECC RAM / 2 x 3TB Arrays || NAS 2: Dell PowerEdge T110 II / 24GB ECC RAM / 2 x 3TB Hybrid arrays || Network:Buffalo WZR-1166DHP w/DD-WRT + HP ProCurve 1800-24G
    Laptop: Lenovo Flex 2 / 12GB RAM / 240GB Corsair Force 3 Printer: HP CP1515n || Phone: HTC One U11 || Other: Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Pro 10.1 CM12.1 / Playstation 4 + G29 + 2TB Hybrid drive

  3. #3
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    87
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    2 times in 2 posts

    Re: Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega games consoles go up for sale

    Did ZX81, then BBC Model B and an Amstrad CPC 464. This should have been an app, not a console...

  4. #4
    Theoretical Element Spud1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    North West
    Posts
    6,864
    Thanks
    234
    Thanked
    237 times in 185 posts
    • Spud1's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Mac Pro
      • CPU:
      • 2x 2.8ghz Quad Core Xeons (octo-core)
      • Memory:
      • 4gb DDR2 FB-Dimm
      • Storage:
      • 1x1TB, 1x320gb, 2x500gb, 1x250gb, 120GB SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia Geforce 560Ti
      • PSU:
      • Mac pro PSU
      • Case:
      • Mac Pro Case
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8
      • Monitor(s):
      • 1x22" LG 3D TFT 1x 19" ViewSonic
      • Internet:
      • 80mb BT Infinity

    Re: Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega games consoles go up for sale

    If they were making/selling actual ZX Spectrums, with the integrated keyboard as a minimum..I would buy one.

    The units they decided on though are not worth it imo. I would much rather go to ebay and buy a boxed original ZX 128k with a box of tapes for the same money. Heck of a lot better, and you can do a lot more with them.

    They really missed the boat on this imo, although that said he did make enough for his charity target, so when you keep in mind that was the whole point its not so bad!

  5. #5
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    44
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    4 times in 3 posts

    Re: Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega games consoles go up for sale

    Other than greed i cant see why its not a full spectrum, the whole internals would fit onto 1 chip now. They were managing to squeeze them out for £99 25 years ago so it should only cost a few pounds per unit .

  6. #6
    A shadowy flight. MSIC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    London/Herts
    Posts
    3,413
    Thanks
    394
    Thanked
    229 times in 168 posts
    • MSIC's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASRock H170M-ITX
      • CPU:
      • Core i5 6500
      • Memory:
      • 2 x 4GB Corsair Veng DDR4 2666
      • Storage:
      • 240GB SSD (boot) +1TB Samsung F3
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ASUS GeForce 750Ti
      • PSU:
      • Silverstone 450W ST455F
      • Case:
      • Silverstone SG06-450
      • Operating System:
      • Win10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell S2309W
      • Internet:
      • PlusNet FiberTTC

    Re: Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega games consoles go up for sale

    I'll be really keen to read a review of one of these, to compare against an emulator.
    Not just (obviously) about the playback of games, but if the overall experience is worth it.
    I'm commenting on an internet forum. Your facts hold no sway over me.
    - Another poster, from another forum.

    System as shown, plus: Microsoft Wireless mobile 4000 mouse and Logitech Illuminated keyboard.
    Sennheiser RS160 wireless headphones. Creative Gigaworks T40 SII. My wife.
    My Hexus Trust

  7. #7
    Bows out! CAT-THE-FIFTH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Hopefully somewhere less backstabby
    Posts
    28,789
    Thanks
    3,203
    Thanked
    4,456 times in 3,442 posts
    • CAT-THE-FIFTH's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Less E-PEEN
      • CPU:
      • Massive E-PEEN
      • Memory:
      • RGB E-PEEN
      • Storage:
      • Not in any order
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVEN BIGGER E-PEEN
      • PSU:
      • OVERSIZED
      • Case:
      • UNDERSIZED
      • Operating System:
      • DOS 6.22
      • Monitor(s):
      • NOT USUALLY ON....WHEN I POST
      • Internet:
      • FUNCTIONAL

    Re: Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega games consoles go up for sale

    They appear to be made in the UK,so at least a few UK jobs will be created as a result of it.


    Those despicable Elk,stealing the pond weed!

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Europe
    Posts
    565
    Thanks
    42
    Thanked
    13 times in 13 posts
    • DemonHighwayman's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z97I Gaming
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 4790K
      • Memory:
      • 16Gb 2.4Ghz Kingston Beast
      • Storage:
      • 256 Gb Samsung 850 Pro (Main), 4TB Toshiba X300 (games), 2TB External TV/Films HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • KFA2 RTX 2070 EXOC
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster Real Power M700
      • Case:
      • Bitfenix Prodigy
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Asus PB278Q
      • Internet:
      • Yes most of the time

    Re: Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega games consoles go up for sale

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    They appear to be made in the UK,so at least a few UK jobs will be created as a result of it.
    It won't take long to run off a few thousand of these, so i'd think anyone hired to help make these is done so on a temporary basis through an agency.

  9. #9
    Bows out! CAT-THE-FIFTH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Hopefully somewhere less backstabby
    Posts
    28,789
    Thanks
    3,203
    Thanked
    4,456 times in 3,442 posts
    • CAT-THE-FIFTH's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Less E-PEEN
      • CPU:
      • Massive E-PEEN
      • Memory:
      • RGB E-PEEN
      • Storage:
      • Not in any order
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVEN BIGGER E-PEEN
      • PSU:
      • OVERSIZED
      • Case:
      • UNDERSIZED
      • Operating System:
      • DOS 6.22
      • Monitor(s):
      • NOT USUALLY ON....WHEN I POST
      • Internet:
      • FUNCTIONAL

    Re: Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega games consoles go up for sale

    Quote Originally Posted by DemonHighwayman View Post
    It won't take long to run off a few thousand of these, so i'd think anyone hired to help make these is done so on a temporary basis through an agency.
    Probably,but still its better than nothing or being on benefits.


    Those despicable Elk,stealing the pond weed!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •