BBC Microcomputer System

BBC Microcomputer System

The British Broadcasting Corporation Microcomputer System, BBC Microcomputer System, or best known as the BBC Micro is a series of microcomputers designed by Acorn Computers Ltd. and distributed by the BBC. The first models were released in December...

Name BBC Microcomputer System
Release Date December 1, 1981
Developer Acorn Computers
Manufacturer Acorn Computers
Max Controllers 2
Cpu MOS Technology 6502A/6512A
Memory 16 KB, 32 KB, 64 KB, 128 KB
Graphics Motorola 6845 and Mullard SAA5050 Teletext
Sound Texas Instruments SN76489, 4 channels, mono
Display 8 modes: 5 graphics, 2 text only and 1 Teletext
Media Cassette tape, Floppy disc, Winchester HD
Notes The British Broadcasting Corporation Microcomputer System, BBC Microcomputer System, or best known as the BBC Micro is a series of microcomputers designed by Acorn Computers Ltd. and distributed by the BBC. The first models were released in December 1981 in Europe for £235 or £335, depending on the model. The computers were also released in North America (1983). The computers were designed with an emphasis on education, and being more rugged then other brands. The computers were manufactured until an unspecified time in 1994.
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