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An Atom is a simple machine, both outside and inside. The similarity with newer Acorns is there, though!
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No known owners (I still own one | I used to own one). I have seen one.
Search Google or Ebay United States for Acorn Atom (more links, auctions & searches)
Other series members
Atom, BBC Model A, BBC Model B, Electron, BBC Model B Plus, BBC Master 128, BBC Master Compact, BBC Master Turbo, BBC Master 512, BBC Master EC.
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Pricing 120.00 GBP (United Kingdom, 1979), 170.00 GBP (United Kingdom, 1979)
Emphasis First contact, Hardware hacking, Home computing, Programming
Timeline Released: 1979
CPU type 6502
CPU word length 8 bits
CPU clock rate 1 MHz
ROM Size 8 KiB, 12 KiB
RAM Size 2 KiB
Maximum RAM Size 12 KiB
Keyboard Typewriter keyboard
Number of keys 60
Graphics chip 6847
Graphics modes 128x192x2, 128x192x4, 128x64x2, 128x96x2, 256x192x2, 64x192x4, 64x48, 64x64x4, 64x96x4
Text modes 32x16
Total number of colours 8
Sound channels 0
Cassette tape speed 300 bps, 1,200 bps
I/O Ports 2x Acorn rack system bus expansion, Parallel, TV output, Tape recorder

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Thanks go to the following people for contributing information to this entry.

Full Acorn Machine List.
A Technical History of Acorn Computers (Version 0.5 Beta).