Acorn System 1

The Acorn Minicomputer, later renamed to Acorn System 1, was a microcomputer that was introduced in march of 1979.

The computer was aimed to be used in laboratories, but because of the (low) price the Acorn System 1 was fairly popular with hobbyists as well.

In 1980, Acorn continued to develop the Acorn System 2,
which had the processor on a Eurocard printed circuit board and a cassette interface.
The Acorn System 3 replaced the cassette interface with a floppy drive in 1982 and had additional RAM and ROM memory.
The Acorn System 4 was released that same year with more memory and 2 floppy drives.
The Acorn System 5 was the last of the series and was released in 1983.
It also had 2 floppy drives and the cabinet had room for 7 or 10 Eurocards.

All Acorn System systems could be linked with an external keyboard, the same housing used for the Acorn Atom.

Catalog type
Release Date
March 1979

Museum Collection

Set up in the 70s area.