Q68 Notice 3 - Update

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Re: Q68 Notice 3 - Update

Postby Peter » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:55 am

As for release date... it seems that the 'Spectrum Next' is still not out, not even to those who already paid... maybe the 'QL Next' will be faster :D


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Re: Q68 Notice 3 - Update

Postby XorA » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:33 am

Peter wrote:As for release date... it seems that the 'Spectrum Next' is still not out, not even to those who already paid... maybe the 'QL Next' will be faster :D


The race is on then, 8 days for Speccy Next release according to latest update :-D


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Re: Q68 Notice 3 - Update

Postby Pr0f » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:04 am

What is speccy next?


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Re: Q68 Notice 3 - Update

Postby Peter » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:31 am

Like the Q68, the 'Spectrum Next' is also a successor mainboard, using a newly developed system chip for CPU and graphics. For ZX Spectrum, not QL.

Considerung the probably 100-times larger user base of the ZX Spectrum today, it seems to me that the QL does not have to be ashamed with the Q68. ;)


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Re: Q68 Notice 3 - Update

Postby XorA » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:26 am

Peter wrote:Considerung the probably 100-times larger user base of the ZX Spectrum today, it seems to me that the QL does not have to be ashamed with the Q68. ;)


Definately not, SpeccyNext is a big business (although run by fanboys). For QL to raise £700K it would require significantly more investment per person.


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Re: Q68 Notice 3 - Update

Postby Sparrowhawk » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:35 am

Blimey, I really have missed a lot of going ons by not signing into the forum for ages.

is it still possible to register a interest in one of these wee beasties? They sound fantastic :)


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Re: Q68 Notice 3 - Update

Postby vanpeebles » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:38 am

Sparrowhawk wrote:Blimey, I really have missed a lot of going ons by not signing into the forum for ages.


Tsk Tsk! :D


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Re: Q68 Notice 3 - Update

Postby Sparrowhawk » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:51 am

vanpeebles wrote:Tsk Tsk! :D


Noted! :D


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Re: Q68 Notice 3 - Update

Postby Peter » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:50 pm

On http://qlheaven.blogspot.de/ I just read the concern that only the 1024x768 resolution modes of the Q68 will work with a flat screen monitor, the other resolutions will require a CRT monitor. This is not so!

The Q68 generates a VESA standard 1024x768 signal in all resolutions. For resolutions that are smaller, each pixel will be translated into a group of pixels. For example, one original MODE 8 pixel will become 4 horizontal and 3 vertical pixels large on the VGA output of the Q68.


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Re: Q68 Notice 3 - Update

Postby Giorgio Garabello » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:58 am

Peter wrote:On http://qlheaven.blogspot.de/ I just read the .....


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