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SAM Coupé is the first significantly advanced 8bit computer based on the popular Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48K. The Coupé has all main hardware and system expansions typical for 16bit computers:

SAM Juggler Demo Main Screenshot

The SAM Coupé came too late to hit markets - in the times of Atari ST and Commodore Amiga it was mostly compared to these 16bit machines. However it is a pure 8bit computer only and still seems to be the most complex system compatible with the Speccy.

SAM The Revelation by Picasso

Nowadays the SuperSpectrum could actually mean:

All additional modern Speccy peripherals, even bundled into one big Spectrum Advanced Machine (based on the FPGA technology), mainly lack the quality operating system with improved BASIC interpreter, that could support all their possibilities. The need of the compatibility with thousands of games and utilities dependand on the old good Spectrum ROM is the main reason of this limitation.


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