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Zx spectrum 128k

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:16 pm
by Crayon21
is there any noticeable difference between the 128k model and the 48K version, other than basic?

Re: Zx spectrum 128k

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:57 pm
by McKlaud
There are some "noticeable" differences as follows:

1. 128KB RAM vs 48KB RAM
2. different timings
3. embedded AY PSG chip on board
4. RGB video output on board
5. second video memory bank

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Re: Zx spectrum 128k

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:09 pm
by 1024MAK
Actually, apart from a small number of extra commands, the BASIC itself is the same. The 128K BASIC however uses a full screen editor instead of a line editor. This new editor accepts command words and function words as normal typed in, letter by letter entry rather than the 16k/48k keyword entry system.

Although if you wish, you can go back to 16k/48k BASIC and line editor if you want.

Mark

Re: Zx spectrum 128k

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:20 pm
by Crayon21
1024MAK wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:09 pm
Actually, apart from a small number of extra commands, the BASIC itself is the same. The 128K BASIC however uses a full screen editor instead of a line editor. This new editor accepts command words and function words as normal typed in, letter by letter entry rather than the 16k/48k keyword entry system.

Although if you wish, you can go back to 16k/48k BASIC and line editor if you want.

Mark
it's a lot smoother than 48k basic. i love that

Re: Zx spectrum 128k

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:56 pm
by Crayon21
are there any programming books on the 128?