Sinclair ZX Spectrum +2


Owned by: Retromash     Photography by: Retromash

6 Comments

  • Mortis the Lost

    Oct 27, 2014 - Reply

    Very nostalgic for me this – my younger brother had the +2 while I had the +3 (with 3″ disk drive in place of the tape deck) bother computers and few we later collected from the same period sit in a large box at our parents house with many games and accessories

    • Retromash

      Oct 27, 2014 - Reply

      Great stuff. I had the +2 myself and always wanted to upgrade to the +3 but never got the chance. Hope you manage to get them out one day to play some of those games again!

  • Bob Gnarley

    Oct 27, 2014 - Reply

    All of your favourite classic Spectrum games are available to play at World of Spectrum.org.

    http://www.worldofspectrum.org/games/index.html

    Select a game then click on the Java icon.

    Fun blog by the way. Love the old Argos catalogues! Cheers!

    • Retromash

      Oct 27, 2014 - Reply

      Yep, World of Spectrum is an incredible site. Thanks a lot for the comments!

  • Scott Hood

    Jan 23, 2015 - Reply

    The grey model isn’t as well known as the black +2A model (and the +2B version which was indentical in appearance) but the +2A was more closely based on the +3 while the original +2 was based more on the 128 model. The +2B was made after a production location switch and dropped some +3 things from the machine without having a major impact on the machine. There was a cost saving element to this.

    • Retromash

      Jan 23, 2015 - Reply

      Thanks for the info Scott! In my experience the grey model has always actually been the most common and the most advertised +2. But the whole Amstrad takeover of Sinclair is quite an interesting story. I always wanted a +3 myself too.

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