Over on the ZX Spectrum Next Facebook page Victor Trucco, who is listed as one of the most gifted retro hackers on the official specnext.com webpage, has revealed the final technical specifications of the highly anticipated ZX Spectrum Next.
After months of waiting and with an ever-growing fanbase, which is desperate to jump onto the launch of the ZX Spectrum Next Kickstarter, the below specifications are already gaining a huge amount of applause. With tape connectors and an Atari joystick ports classic gamers are being appeased, yet with a WiFi capable board, SD-Card readers, plus HDMI (audio & video) and many more features the 21st Century is not being forgotten. Check out the full list of features below…Board Image 1
– HDMI, probably the most awaited feature, with full video and audio support, with perfect ULA timing.
– Up to 2.5Mb of RAM mounted internally. I created the /RAMCS signal on the bus on a free pin, so it will be possible to expand to ANY amount of memory with an external interface.
– 2 SD slots
– Best-positioned WiFi for anyone using the original Speccy 48Kb case
– Standard Atari joystick connector configurable as any interface on the front of the console.
– PS/2 keyboard and mouse support (with Y-cable)
– Internal sound
– Tape interface
– Stereo sound jack
– Complete support for Z80 Bus Request and Bus Ack
– Anti-brick system. You can always recover the firmware from an unsuccessful update.
– Lots of space for hacking and D.I.Y.
(With Raspberry Pi Zero mounted)
– Support to USB keyboards, mouses and gamepads
– Second monitor output. In fact, with the mounted RPi, theoretically it’s possible to have three simultaneous and independent video outputs (VGA, HDMI and RPi)
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