BBC Model A

Launched in 1981 to coincide with a computer literacy drive by the BBC, the Model A was the cheaper of Acorn's two machines at £299. The machine's high cost was compensated for by very impressive expansion possibilities including disc drives, a second processor and network capabilities (Econet).

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Manufacturer Acorn
Processor 6502A
Speed (MHz) 2
RAM (KB) 16
RAM expandable to (KB) 32
ROM (KB) 32
Sound 3 channels plus noise
Keyboard type Typewriter-style
Number of keys 74
Dimensions (mm) 409x358x78
Weight (g) 3700
Interfaces
  • Cassette interface (7 pin DIN)
  • Composite video output (BNC)

Related Images

BBC Micro advert (Electronics & Computing Monthly, December 1982)
BBC Micro advert (Electronics & Computing Monthly, December 1982)