Timex Sinclair BASIC 2000 16K

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bwinkel67
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Timex Sinclair BASIC 2000 16K

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Saw this on eBay...what is it? Google found nothing so far.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Timex-Sinclair ... SwUphdgZr9
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Re: Timex Sinclair BASIC 2000 16K

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It's exactly what is written on it.
A 16k RAMpack.
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Re: Timex Sinclair BASIC 2000 16K

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Looks like a 16k rampack but I never saw one like this before..
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Re: Timex Sinclair BASIC 2000 16K

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Paul wrote: Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:48 am It's exactly what is written on it.
A 16k RAMpack.
What's the BASIC 2000 all about? It's in all caps suggesting BASIC, not the word basic as in Basic 2000 16K RAM pack.
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Re: Timex Sinclair BASIC 2000 16K

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bwinkel67 wrote: Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:15 am What's the BASIC 2000 all about? It's in all caps suggesting BASIC, not the word basic as in Basic 2000 16K RAM pack.
It could be a RAM pack for this BASIC 2000 / Lambda 8300 computer, which is a ZX81 like computer (not a clone, but similar).

Compare the case with the Sinclair version.

Or the Timex version.

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Re: Timex Sinclair BASIC 2000 16K

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The Lambda 8300, which has many names, including Basic 2000, is not a direct clone of ZX81 but very similar.

The RAM packs and printers for the ZX81 can be used with it and visa versa. Most prefer the black RAM pack for their ZX81 and the beige RAM pack for their Lambda 8300, but they are interchangeable.

The ULAs in ZX81 and Lambda 8300 are different. Lambda includes beep-speaker and joystick port.

Software is not interchangeable, but if you use plain BASIC with no PEEK/POKE for specific addresses, Lambda 8300 will detect a ZX81 Basic program, load it and convert it to Lambda Basic. The other way around it not possible. Since there is almost no software for the Lambda 8300, and loads of software for ZX81, someone made a special version of the ZX81 ROM, which is compatible with the Lambda 8300, and then lots of ZX81 software works fine.
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