Questions tagged [zx80]

The Sinclair ZX80 was a low cost home computer introduced in 1980.

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Why is ZX80 much faster than Spectrum on Rugg/Feldman benchmarks?

If you look at the results of the Rugg/Feldman benchmarks, shown in this Wiki entry, you'll see that Sinclair ZX80 is much faster than Sinclair Spectrum on all tests despite the fact that both ...
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How did the ZX80 store both a useful program and screen memory?

I have a vague recollection from my earliest days that the ZX80 only shipped with 1K of RAM. If this RAM was used to store both the program and the contents of the 32x24 screen, wouldn't that mean ...
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Why does the ZX80 not produce a steady display signal?

As Tommy pointed out in my question about BASIC tokens on the ZX Spectrum, the ZX80 is a computer which does not produce a signal which is displayed steadily on the TV. It looks to me as if the CRT is ...
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ZX80 BASIC checking free memory

Did ZX80 BASIC have a way to check how much memory you were using and how much was left? Or otherwise: if you were writing a program on a machine with the RAM expansion, was there a way to tell ...