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Sinclair Spectrum (and Timex Sinclair) vs Commodore 64

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Sinclair Spectrum (and Timex Sinclair) vs Commodore 64

Total: 6 votes

  • Sinclair
  • 17 %
  • Commodore
  • 17 %
  • Other (Apple,PC etc)
  • 50 %
  • Wasn't born yet or used microcomputers then
  • 17 %
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December 13, 2010 10:39:48 PM

Which did you choose? :) 
a b à CPUs
December 15, 2010 2:33:00 PM

Atari 520ST FTW! :D ..

Seriously, I went out and bought one just so that I could play Dungeon Master in 1987. A friend had the game on his 1040ST and let me play it one evening - he finally kicked me out of his house at 4AM after I got to the 2nd or 3rd level. So I went home, got a few hours of sleep, and then was at the computer store at 8AM to buy my own :p .

The 1040ST had a whopping 1 meg of RAM and could hold 2 levels in memory simultaneously; the 520 only half a meg so it had to go to the disc to load the next level every time you went up or down the dungeon stairs. Since it sold for something like $200 less than the 1040, I figured to save $$ at the expense of time..
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