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Timex 2048 may refer to either of the following two ZX Spectrum-variant computers:

Timex Computer 2048

The TC-2048 or Timex Computer 2048 is a 1984 computer created by "Timex North American, Lda", a branch of Timex Corporation. It was based on the Timex Sinclair 2048 prototype, a 16k version of the TS-2068, with a similar redesign case, Kempston joystick interface and additional video modes.

The Timex Sinclair 2048 although never produced, was to be an improved version of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum computer. It was not released by Timex Corporation because of TS1500 failure. According to an early Timex Sinclair 2000 computer flyer, it would be a cut-down TS2068 with 48 KB of RAM and advertised as a 48 KB memory machine.

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