Welcome to Timex/Sinclair.com

This site documents the Sinclair and Timex/Sinclair computers and community in the United States. You’ll find detailed resources and information about the computers and users, companies, publications, user groups and more.

All the computers

Was it released in the United States? If so, you’ll find it here.


Looking for programs you can run on your computer? We’re working on preserving it; you can see what we’ve saved here.


Almost 100 books about your Timex/Sinclair or Sinclair computer have been preserved.

Magazines & Newsletters

161 periodicals, 1,400 issues and almost 12,000 articles. You’ll never run out of things to read.

Timex/Sinclair Computers

The Timex Computer Corporation, a subsidiary of Timex Corporation, built and marketed Timex/Sinclair products in the United States.

Timex/Sinclair 1000

The Timex/Sinclair 1000, produced under license from Sinclair, was a modestly improved version of the Sinclair ZX81, with 2K RAM. The TS1000 was launched in July 1982 and sparked a massive surge of interest. In the five months following the TS1000’s launch, the company sold 550,000 machines.

Timex/Sinclair 1500

Announced May 17, 1983, the 1500 was a redesigned 1000 with 16K RAM built in and the case and keyboard of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Timex also designed a cartridge accessory (the 1510) and produced a few cartridges to help the 1500 compete against video game systems and other computers with cartridge systems.

Timex/Sinclair 2068

Timex Computer Corporation’s third and last home computer for the United States market was launched in November 1983. Timex attempted to improve on the ZX Spectrum with the TS 2068 by adding new features, including sound and high resolution graphics.

Sinclair Computers

Sinclair Research was the most recognizable of a series of names for a company Clive Sinclair started to produce his many inventions. Sinclair Research designed, marketed and sold the MK-14ZX80ZX81ZX SpectrumQL and a variety of other products.

Sinclair ZX80

Launched in the United States in June 1980, the ZX80 was notable for its size, weight and price. At 7″ x 9″, under a pound and at $199.50, it was the smallest, lightest and least expensive home computer available.

Sinclair ZX81

The Sinclair ZX81, developed by Sinclair Research and manufactured by Timex Corporation in Dundee, Scotland, was the first home computer sold in the United States for under $150.

Sinclair QL

The Sinclair QL (for Quantum Leap) was launched by Sinclair Research in 1984, as an upper-end counterpart to the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. The QL was aimed at the serious home user and professional and executive users markets from small to medium-sized businesses and higher educational establishments.

Cambridge Z88

The Cambridge Computer Z88 is a small, lightweight, portable Z80-based computer with a built-in combined word processing/spreadsheet/database application called PipeDream along with several other applications and utilities.

Join Us Online

We have a YouTube channel, active email list and more! We meet via Zoom on the first Monday and third Sunday of each month to chat about our favorite computers, projects and more. Each meeting is recorded and posted to YouTube. You can watch some of our most recent meetings below.

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