The Sam Coupé is an 8-bit microcomputer originally manufactured by Miles Gordon Technology in late-1989. A significant upgrade from the Sinclair ZX Spectrum on which its technology is partly based, it offered "16 bit features at an eight bit price" like full-colour graphics, stereo sound, a fast disk drive and new high-tech software - whilst still retaining compatability with the Spectrum's huge back catalogue of games. Here are some of the original Sam adverts.
I bought mine in 1991 and was still using it 10 years later - that's longer than any of my Macs have lasted! In the links to the left you'll find various pages related to the Sam, its software, its community and the various things I've done with it.
World Of Sam: A place for just about everything of the Sam Coupe
More info about the Sam Coupé (in Stewart Skardon's pages)
Si Cooke's WWW Homepage: Absolutely heaps of info and pictures and downloads from Cookie - top man of Sam coding group, Entropy
Defender: Download Chris Pile's excellent Sam conversion of the classic coin-op
Simcoupe: A Sam Coupé emulator for Unix, Win32, DOS, MacOS
White Web: Homepage of Chris White, Sam programmer of Lemmings, Prince Of Persia and more.
Lars (aka NoName): Programmer of Sam's SoulMagician, Captain Comic, DinoSourcerer etc.
Quazar 16-bit soundcard and software
The Sam Coupé scrapbook
Banzai's Sam pages
Edwin Blink: programmer of B-DOS, Comet and more
sam-coupe directory at ftp.nvg.ntnu.no for freeware games, demos and utilities etc.