Timex Sinclair 2068 Personal Computer

Description
Introduced in 1983 at a cost of $199.95, the Timex-Sinclair 2068 (TS 2068) was the Timex Sinclair's fourth and last personal computer for the US market. It followed the ZX81, TS 1000, TS 1500, and the ZX Spectrum.
The TS 2068 used a Z80 processor that ran at 3.58 MHz. Its memory included 48 KB of RAM and 54 KB of ROM. A cassette recorder was used for external storage. Like the TS 1000, the 2068 included a BASIC interpreter to run programs. Additional functions had been added to handle more complex graphic and sound commands. The TS 2068 included a sound chip and speaker at the bottom of the computer and had a range of 10 octaves and 130 semitones directly programmable from BASIC. Users could buy a TS 2400 printer that was attached to an expansion port.
The TS 2068 was well equipped for playing games and was compatible with all software designed for the ZX Spectrum. The computer was generally used for entertainment, educational, and programming tutorials.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1980s
maker
Timex Computer Corporation
Place Made
United States: Connecticut, Waterbury
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10.5 cm x 41.5 cm x 31.2 cm; 4 1/8 in x 16 5/16 in x 12 5/16 in
ID Number
2000.0205.01
catalog number
2000.0205.01
accession number
2000.0205
Credit Line
Paul Van Eeckhoven
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

"I just came across this site. I was surprised to find my TS2068 listed. I was one step away from putting it into the dumpster when I donated it (after all the red tape). I never thought it would have any historical value, or any other value for that matter! I'm very happy to know that it still lives on......Thank you for preserving it and giving me credit also."

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