Electron
1983

  • Original Price : £199
  • Memory RAM : 32K
  • Memory ROM : 32K
  • CPU : 6502 @ 2MHz
  • Video Output : RF modulator, composite video and RGB
  • Display Resolution Text : 24 lines x 40 characters
  • Display Resolution Pixels : 640 x 256
  • Colours : 16
  • OS Language : BBC BASIC

  • Software : 5 Titles
  • Books : 0 Titles
  • Manuals : 2
  • Peripherals : 0 Peripherals

The Acorn Electron was launched in 1983 by Acorn and had 32K and priced at £199. The Acorn Electron came with an 8-bit CPU with a speed of 2 MHZ.

The Acorn Electron was the little brother of the BBC Micro and enabled users to have a home computer with the same BBC BASIC language as the computers in their schools.

Trivia

BASIC is an acronym for Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code

8-bit is an early computer hardware device or software program that is capable of transferring eight bits of data at the same time.

8-bit computer manufacturers Sinclair, Acorn and Tangerine (Oric) were all based within a few miles of each other in Cambridgeshire England.

Personal Experience

I never owned an Acorn in the early 80s but I admired them immensely and especially as I was working with BBC Micros around that time. As a teenager I really want to buy my own Acorn but convincing my parents was not something I was comfortable with doing especially as I already had a ZX81, ZX Spectrum and a Commodore 64.

I have however, recently managed to buy an Acorn 32 and its certainly lived up to its expectations.

Electron

Year of Release : 1983

Manufacturer : Acorn

Original Price : £199

Memory RAM : 32K

Memory ROM : 32K

CPU : 6502 @ 2MHz

Display Resolution Text : 24 lines x 40 characters

Display Resolution Pixels : 640 x 256

Colours : 16

OS Language : BBC BASIC

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