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Timex 1000
Manufactured by: Timex     Model: 1000     Year: 1982

A clone of the Sinclair ZX-81 for the US market. When it hit the market, it sold for $100, making it the least-expensive home computer available. Of course, you had to add a cassette recorder.

Because they were so cheap, they were the focus of a huge hobbyist community. People hacked up all kinds of gear including better keyboards and disk drives.

Wikipedia article.