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BBC Microcomputer

  • Released 1982
  • Model A (16kB RAM) sold for 295
  • Model B (32kB RAM + additional I/O) sold for 378
  • 6502 Microprocessor
  • Custom BASIC, included inline assembler
  • 3 channel sound
  • Tape and floppy disc interfaces
  • Printer interface
  • Serial RS423 port
  • Text modes from 20x32 (16 colour) to 80x32 (2 colour)
  • Teletext mode 40x25
  • Graphics modes 160x256 (16 colour) to 640x256 (2 colour)
  • Analogue and digital I/O ports
 

Used by the BBC's "Computer Programme" series and bought by many schools for computer courses.

 


Electron

 

 

  • Released 1983 at 199

Cheaper version of the "BBC" with reduced I/O and no teletext display modeBought by many people so that they could play "Elite"!

 

 
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