Acorn Computers is a computer company founded in Cambridge, England in 1978.

It is well known in the UK for developing computers such as Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, and Acorn Archimedes. BBC Micro is often compared to Apple in the United States because it dominated the UK educational computer market in the 1980s and early 1990s.

The company was split into several companies in 1998, but played an important role, including the development of RISC personal computers. The former Acorn divisions are still operating independently, and ARM Holdings’ ARM processors are particularly world-famous.


Acorn System 1

Desktop Computers

Acorn Atom
Acorn BBC Model B
Acorn Electron
Acorn BBC Master
Acorn Archimedes A310
Acorn Archimedes A3000
RiscPC 600
Acorn Archimedes A7000
Acorn RiscPC 700


BBC Second Processor 6502


Acorn Commercials