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An artist's impression of an Electron. It's very close to the real thing, actually. The Electron doesn't have the majestic flat volume of the Acorn BBC-B, but it's not a bad machine.
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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 Electron (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 36,000.00 GRD (Greece, 1985)
Emphasis Education, First contact, Gaming, Home computing
Hardware compatibility BBC
Standards Teletext
Timeline Released: 1983
CPU type 6502A
CPU word length 8 bits
CPU clock rate 1.79 MHz
ROM Size 32 KiB
RAM Size 32 KiB
Keyboard Typewriter keyboard
Graphics chip ULA (Undedicated Logic Array)
Graphics modes 160x256x4, 160x256x8, 320x256x2, 320x256x4, 640x256x2
Text modes 20x32x4, 20x32x8, 40x25x2, 40x32x2, 40x32x4, 80x25x2, 80x32x2
Total number of colours 8, 16
Sound chip ULA (Undedicated Logic Array)
Sound channels 1
White noise channels 1
Sound output Mono
Cassette tape speed 1,200 bps
I/O Ports Expansion, RGB, TV output, Tape recorder

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