Acorn Electron

Acorn Electron

The Acorn Electron is a home computer designed by Acorn Computers Ltd. The computer was released in August 1983 in Europe at a retail price of £175. The computer was not released outside of Europe. The Electron was a budget version of the BBC Micro...

Name Acorn Electron
Release Date August 25, 1983
Developer Acorn Computers
Manufacturer Acorn Computers
Max Controllers
Cpu MOS Technology 6502A
Memory 32 KB
Graphics BBC Micro hardware emulated in software
Sound 1 sound channel and 1 emulated noise channel
Display 5 graphics modes and 5 text
Media Tape, Floppy disc, ROM cartridge
Notes The Acorn Electron is a home computer designed by Acorn Computers Ltd. The computer was released in August 1983 in Europe at a retail price of £175. The computer was not released outside of Europe. The Electron was a budget version of the BBC Micro educational/home computer, and for a short period, the Electron was reportedly the best selling micro in the United Kingdom. The computer was manufactured until an unspecified time in 1985.
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