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A picture from an ad of the Archie shows the grey and red keyboard (some habits die hard for Acorn) and the Amiga-like desktop case. Don't make the mistake of underestimating this computer; it sported the power of a 486 in 1989, for a fraction of the price.
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No known owners (I still own one | I used to own one). I have seen one.
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Other series members
A500, A305, A310, A410, A440, A680, M4, R140, A3000, A410/1, A420/1, A440/1, R260, R225, A540, A5000, A4, A3010, A3020, A4000, RiscPC 600 2M HD210, RiscPC 600 5M HD210, RiscPC 600 9M HD420, A7000, RiscPC 700 10M HD850, RiscPC 700 4M HD425, RiscPC 700 5M HD425, StrongARM RiscPC, CoNCord, A7000+, A7000 Expanded, A7000 Net.
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Pricing 1,000.00 GBP (United Kingdom, 1989), 800.00 GBP (United Kingdom, 1989)
Emphasis Education, Graphic Arts, Home computing, Music, Programming
Operating System Arthur
Timeline Released: 1989
CPU type ARM2
CPU word length 32 bits
CPU clock rate 8 MHz
ROM Size 512 KiB
RAM Size 512 KiB
Maximum RAM Size 1 KiB
Keyboard Typewriter keyboard
Number of keys 103
Graphics chip VIDC
Graphics modes 640x256, 640x512
Total number of colours 4,096
Total peripheral memory 800 KiB
Sound channels 8
Sound output Stereo
I/O Ports 2x Expansion, Audio output, Composite video, Econet, Parallel, RGB, RS-423

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