Sinclair QL Sinclair • 1984

TypeMicrocomputer
Launch12th January 1984
DiscontinuedApril 1986
Brand
  • Sinclair
Processor
  • Motorola 68000
Origin
  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
Media
  • Microdrive
The QL ("Quantum Leap") was Sinclair's attempt at a business computer. Not only was it incompatible with its popular sibling, the ZX Spectrum, it used a proprietary media format: The Microdrive.

The QL was unable to compete with Macintosh and IBM computers in the business space and was discontinued when Amstrad acquired Sinclair's computer products in 1986.
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Name // Sinclair QL

Codename | ZX83
Origin | United Kingdom
Processor | Motorola 68000
Developed by | David Karlin, Rick Dickinson
Memory | 128KB (upgradable to 896KB)
Display Size (pixels) | 256 x 256 (lo-res), 512 x 256 (hi-res)
Colours | 8 Colours
Storage | Microdrive
Input | Built-in keyboard, joystick ports
Cost | £399 (UK launch)
Dedicated Publications | QL Today
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