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.
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.
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.