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
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.
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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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