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Acorn Electron

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The Acorn Electron is a cheaper version of the BBC Micro, also manufactured by Acorn Computers.

One of the methods to reduce the price of the Acorn was to increase the integration of components through a specialized circuit and to simplify the motherboard: out went the BBC’s 6845 video controller, memory controller, serial I/O control and timer chips. The were all replicated to a greater or lesser extent by the ULA's (Uncomitted Logic Array) all-in-one circuitry.

The computer was able to download and save programs to an audio cassette recorder using a standard cable.

Catalog type
Desktop computer
Manufacturer
Release Date
August 1983
Processor
MOS 6502A @ 2 Mhz
Memory
32kB
Storage
Cassette
Operation System
BBC Basic

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