Sinclair TS2000

This prototype of the Spectrum was assembled in Portugal, but never saw a full release, they were intended for the Portuguese and American markets, most were to have the Timex Sinclair branding, and they pre dated the ZX81 Timex machines, the TS1000 and TS1500 by nearly a year.

(see picture for a Timex Sinclair TS2000)

A few of these machines with the Sinclair branding appear to have made it back to the UK, as this one has stickers on the computer and power supply that reads:

Supplied by SYNTAX COMPUTERS
76 Cornwall St., Plymouth PL1 1NS
Telephone: (0752) 28705
Equipment & software for home & business

The power supply is a standard Sinclair one, except for a European two pin plug, and as with all TS2000 machines, this Spectrum is a standard 48K issue 4B motherboard, A sticker on the inside of the case reads: 'P 068973 MODEL M 332 48 K'

Although the TS2000 was never released, the black cases were used in the later Czerweny CZ2000 machines in Argentina, (see picture) while the case molds were used to make the grey cases for the Timex TS1500 machines, which were the Sinclair ZX81 variant.

It is possible the prototype was shelved to ensure sales of the earlier TS1000, and following TS1500 machines, which as stated were born from the ZX81 technology.

 

 

Manufacturer: Sinclair
Date: 1982

Sinclair TS2000 Manuals:

Item Manufacturer Date
A Course in BASIC Programming - ZX80 Operating Manual Science of Cambridge 1980
Disk Interface Manual (Technology Research) Technology Research 1984
Sinclair - ZX Spectrum Servicing Manual Sinclair January 1984
Sinclair ZX Spectrum +2 Manual Sinclair 1986
Spectral Manual (East German ZX Spectrum Clone) Hübner Elektronik 1988

Sinclair TS2000 Articles:

Item Manufacturer Date
Memories - The Tatung Einstein (1)
Memories - My History of Computing - From a School Teacher February 2009

Other Systems Related To Sinclair TS2000:

Item Manufacturer Date
Science of Cambridge MK14 + Original Keyboard Sinclair 1977
Science of Cambridge MK14 Sinclair 1977
Science of Cambridge MK14 - Original Kit Sinclair 1977
Science of Cambridge MK14 + Memory Expansion in wooden case Sinclair 1977
Sinclair ZX80 Updated to ZX81 Sinclair 1980
Sinclair ZX80 Sinclair 1st June 1980
Sinclair ZX81 Kit Sinclair 1981
Sinclair ZX81 Issue One Sinclair 5th March 1981
Sinclair ZX81 (Signed) Sinclair 5th March 1981
Sinclair ZX81 with Custom Case/Keyboard Sinclair 5th March 1981
Sinclair ZX Spectrum Console Sinclair 1982
Timex Sinclair 1000 Sinclair 1982
Early Sinclair ZX Spectrum Computer Sinclair 1982
Prototype Issue 2 ZX Spectrum Sinclair 1982
Sinclair ZX Spectrum Console Sinclair 1982
Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48k Sinclair 1st March 1982
Sinclair ZX Spectrum 16K Sinclair 1st March 1982
Sinclair ZX Spectrum Case (Signed) Sinclair 1st March 1982
Sinclair QL Sinclair 1984
Sinclair QL + SchÖn Keyboard Sinclair 1984
Sinclair QL (Property of Sinclair) Sinclair 1984
Sinclair QL (Signed) Sinclair 1984
Sinclair ZX Spectrum+ Sinclair 1st June 1984
Sinclair ZX Spectrum +2 Sinclair 1986
Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128 Sinclair January 1986
Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128 Sinclair 1st June 1986
Cambridge Z88 Sinclair 1987
Sinclair ZX Spectrum +3 Sinclair 1st June 1987
Sinclair PC200 Sinclair 1988

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH34822. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

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