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The ZX Spectrum reborn: a new machine, fully compatible with the original computer, and packed with improvements and expansions.
The ZX Spectrum reborn: a new machine, fully compatible with the original computer, and packed with improvements and expansions.
3,113 backers pledged £723,390 to help bring this project to life.
Stuart Mehrtens, Rob O, and 197 more people like this update.


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    1. Iestyn Davies on

      Careful Martin, if you express an opinion contrary to others you’ll get labelled an ignorant 5 year old!

    2. martin Lindholm on

      So it will be at least ONE YEAR delay for this, will it be two? three? four? sixtyfive? This is ridiculous

    3. Iestyn Davies on

      Vasileios, was that aimed at anyone in particular?

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      Vasileios on

      To all of the people who complain... I really don't get you. The design team is hard at work to deliver a high quality product! Be sensible and don't talk and act like 5 year olds! Imagine if Grand Theft Auto or games like Zelda and Mario which you all know how great they are and how long they take to develop and iron the bugs, were rushed by the companies just to satisfy your impatience and ignorance... I prefer to have a nice, well build product delivered later than promised than a rushed full of bugs product...

    5. Iestyn Davies on

      Wow John, you’re determined that 2020 is the delivery date aren’t you! You’re also happy to accept a 2020 delivery date for everyone else too! Thanks but if it’s all the same with you I’ll be hoping for an early 2019 delivery date. Even with all the technical issues I think a 12-15 month delayed delivery is ample!

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      John Ioannou

      Case mass-plastic injection (TO DO)
      Keyboard mass-plastic injection (TO DO)
      Keyboard final assembly (TO DO)

      Looking forward to all the monthly updates coming up for these 3 big tasks.
      A great year of technical updates to follow and then we get our hands on what we have waited for all these years.

      Keep up the excellent work.

    7. KingMonkey on

      I'm almost gonna miss these updates when the Next finally ships! Getting to know & understand the level of detail that has been put into the Next is amazing and this is mainly down to the way you've communicated throughout the campaign which has been exemplary.

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      Rob Houghton on

      To update your delivery address open the ‘Survey’ page using a PC browser. I couldn’t open the page properly using a mobile IOS device. I think the team has done an amazing job so far and wish them every success with the closing stages of the project!!

    9. Jari Komppa on

      Thank you for the update, and sorry about whining about the lack of roadmap the last time =)

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      Mark Broadbent on

      Thank you so much for the attention to detail with this. Whilst obviously chomping at the bit to get my hands on my Next, I would far rather something that is Uber awesome than just awesome. So keep up the good work!

    11. Stephen D Storr on

      A very thorough and comprehensive update. Keep up the good work, I am in no rush...

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      Rui Manuel Silva Martins on

      Thank you for the honest and frequent updates.
      You guys are an example, of how crowd funding campaigns should be done.

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      Dan Goodinson on

      I'm very much looking forward to the finished product. Even though there is a delay to originally communicated timeline, this delay is more than offset (very much MORE than offset) by the excellent and frequent updates. I've only backed a few projects over the years but this one is by far the best experience I've had - and that's down to spot-on comms.

      Thanks for all the hard work, but thanks also for taking the time to keep backers up to date. Perfection takes time, and I'm happy to wait because you're telling (and showing) us what's happening.

      Spot on, guys. Seriously.

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      Maurizio Mariotti on

      Grazie dall'Italia a tutto il team che sta lavorando con grande impegno e passione alla realizzazione dello Spectrum Next.
      Il traguardo è vicino !!!!

    15. ET3D on

      I'm still here, cheering you all the way to making the ZX Spectrum Next. :)

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      Normunds on

      "..some backers are understandably disappointed with the length of the delay.."
      It's just a psychology of people. If you would have promised Nexts at the end of this year, everyone would just sit and wait for the Next and no one would have been disappointed...
      Big respect about this thing you are doing!

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      roberto on

      Maybe last update will be 48'? (i am kidding, but 48 is a cool number for a Sinclair Spectrum computer :) . Seriously, I believe so much in the project and I trust blindly the guys behind it ... and I do not care when I'll receive it, I am convinced that it will be perfect and that it will have deserved all the waiting

    18. Dean Howard Smith on

      What is the possibility of purchasing a bare case for my dev board? And if so how much?

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      Richard Temple on

      I've not once been concerned about the delays. You've been so professional about this and clearly want the end product to be top quality. Kudos to all involved.

    20. Rob on

      To quote Derek, it would be good to have an update on the stretch goals:

      Software (Nodes of Yesod, DreamWorld Pogie, Dizzy, No Fate, Rex Next),
      Bagley's programming course,
      the Internet toolbox, and ESX-DOS

      Keep up the good work

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      Magnamundian on

      Why does this leave me thinking we're further away from shipping than the -last- update.

      Considering how fiddly the keys were going to be I don't understand why it was left until last.

    22. Philip Stephens on

      @Dan: if you want to complain about the delay, go ahead, but it changes nothing. Those of us you wish to disparage merely accept the delay exists and understand life goes on and we all have better things to do than complain about a Kickstarter project running late.

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      Dennis on

      Thanks so much for the ridiculous amount of effort everyone involved has put into this project, very much appreciated

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      John Ioannou

      Since the keyboard has taken some 6 months, can we assume the case itself is likely to take around 9-12. It be ideal gift for autumn 2019!

    25. Matt Smith on

      RONAN, You can update your address yourself. go to KS, Pledge, Survey and update your
      address there.

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      Michael Gibs on

      Would have been cool to have it for Christmas :)

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      Vitaly Vaznais on

      Thank you for so detailed update. I'm not following facebook, don't know if all details was shared before. They're a huge interest in retro gaming systems nowadays. Live long and prosper spectrum next.

    28. Elba Stevenson

      Thanks for the update.

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      Artur Poldan on

      Great news! This is great team doing great project. I can wait as long as it takes.

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      Ronan on

      Hey, I've asked many times: can you please update my shipping address. When / if this thing finally ships, I don't want it going to an address I haven't lived at in a year or something.
      Get in touch with me for a new address. If I don't hear back from you this time I'll escalate to Kickstarter directly.

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      Tony Bolton on

      Great update thanks as ever!

      @Petr I believe you can download the manual so far via the Facebook group. I had a quick look and looks great!

    32. Marc M. Kloosterman on

      @Petr Horak - Yes, on the Spectrum Next Facebook group, Chapters of the book have been posted, for others to proof-read.

    33. Scott Fleming on

      Excellent update, I'm hoping the next update will announce the shipping date.

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      gary mcnab on

      Thanks for the update. Keep up the good work .
      Gary at The CODE Show

    35. Derek Chandler

      As well as the main project perks (the actual boxed Next, +3e OS, RTCs, accelerators, SD cards, manuals and packaging) there are other perks too added as stretched goals: software (Nodes of Yesod, DreamWorld Pogie, Dizzy, No Fate, Rex Next), Bagley's programming course, the Internet toolbox, and ESX-DOS. How are these going?

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      Russell Glover on

      This is seriously one of the most exciting projects I’ve ever backed.

      I’m not personally worried about the delays as you follow it up with detailed and honest updates.

      So glad I backed you.

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      Dan laine on

      I am one of the vocal minority who is very disappointed with the delay.
      I see an original target of January 2018 is going to now be January 2019 if we are lucky.
      I'm glad to see you have now stopped announcing release dates. After all if you do not announce a release date you can't be criticised for missing it 😉
      I look forward to the same boring people telling me to give up my pledge if I don't like the project, once again ignoring the actual criticism in favour of their own projected insecurities being laid on me.
      Still the project looks good, just a shame it's created such a hyper defensive and toxic minority at it's core. Once again showing that the spectrum community is it's own worst enemy.

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      Vicky Lee Chatt on

      Hi, Thanks for the update. Matt keys would of been fine for me! Hope the SID is going in too! After all that's why i backed origonaly watching this demo demo by Henrique Olifiers! on the SID Multi coloured graphics with SID SOUND running basic at 25MHZ can't wait for Christmas! "Croisez les doigts"

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      Stephen B on

      Great update, it's nice to see all those "DONE"s

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      Rob Gregorczyk on

      You read my mind.
      This is just the sort of update I needed in order to keep the faith.
      Good luck with the final push.

    41. Paul Morrough on

      Great update, and a reflection of the honesty and transparency that has been a feature of this campaign. I’ve waited since my teens for a new Spectrum so the delay is all relative in the grand old scheme of things. Keep it going, and huge thanks to all the volunteers for their dedication too.

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      Sean Mellor on

      awesome news, nearly there, *does a happy dance*

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      zyser on

      Thanks for reviewing all the major steps undertaken on this wonderful project. Please stay cool and don't lose your enthusiasm, I have lots admiration for the amount of care you, the team, the amazing developers, and your partners putting into this, I am confident this care will translate into a lasting and memorable machine that we will cherish, I look forward to it, and hope it will be succesful one so more Spectrum Next will be made for those who missed out. I know they are plenty out there!

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      Petr Horak on

      This may have been asked before, but did you consider sharing a beta version of the manual with us, common people, for a bit of proof reading, etc? In any case - thank you for what you're doing, and I think the wait, as painful as it may be, is still worth it.

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      Graeme Nattress on

      Thanks again for the comprehensive update and attention to detail