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<center>''"Sheer professional power in the special Sinclair style."''</center>
 
<center>''"Sheer professional power in the special Sinclair style."''</center>
   
The QL (Quantum Leap) was supposed to be the successor to the hugely popular [[ZX Spectrum]] computer. It was a rather powerful and advanced machine for its day, especially at its price range. However, Sinclair completely fucked up its launch. They announced it to be going into production and took orders when there was not even a finished prototype. As the machine was rushed to completion, the original firmware was full of bugs, and the much-touted Microdrive had serious reliability issues. The QL also lacked any form of backwards compatibility with the ZX, which made home users cling to the older system and its vast games library.
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The '''QL''' (Quantum Leap) was supposed to be the successor to the hugely popular [[ZX Spectrum]] computer. It was a rather powerful and advanced machine for its day, especially at its price range. In fact, it was the first personal computer with preemptive multitasking. However, Sinclair completely fucked up its launch. They announced it to be going into production and took orders when there was not even a finished prototype. As the machine was rushed to completion, the original firmware was full of bugs, and the much-touted Microdrive had serious reliability issues. The QL also lacked any form of backwards compatibility with the ZX.
   
 
When Amstrad bought near-bankrupt Sinclair, they kept producing the ZX, but promptly killed the QL.
 
When Amstrad bought near-bankrupt Sinclair, they kept producing the ZX, but promptly killed the QL.
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