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to ZX81kit.co.uk, the best place to shop for Sinclair products. In the store you will find ZX81 KITS to build yourself (imagine - 'what did you do last night?' - 'oh, I just built myself a new computer!), ZX81 and ZX Spectrum compatable PRINTERS, BOOKS relating to Sinclair ZX computers and PERIPHERALS to expand your ZX.

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Whats all this then?

The Sinclair ZX81 was the third of Sir Clive Sinclair's commercially available computers. Sir Clive (known as 'Uncle Clive' to some!) is one of the UK's great innovators, having created (amongst other things) the Sinclair of Cambridge MK14 microcomputer, the success of which lead to Sinclair Research and the ZX80 in 1980, available in kit form by mail order from popular electronics hobbyist magazines.

The success of the ZX80 lead Sinclair to create the ZX81 in 1981 with a larger memory and improved mathematical functions. It was extremely popular due to its low cost and relative power, and hence well supported with software and peripherals by both Sinclair and other companies. The ZX81 was also extensivly used in schools and colleges for educational purposes, many people working in the computer industry today had their first computer experiences with the ZX81.

The ZX81 was available in kit and pre-built forms until the Sinclair ZX Spectrum (with hi-res colour graphics and sound!) outdated it. The ZX81 however was not forgotten and continues to provide its users with simple computing fun 20 years later as a look through our links page, or a quick search on the internet will show.

A stock of ZX81 kits, peripherals and components has been held by our associates in the USA since the 1980s, which are now available for sale. This site has come about to sell and support the ZX81 in the new millenium. Please have a look around, any questions or comments can be directed through the contact page.

Simon Pilkington, ZX81kit.co.uk.