The Acorn Archimedes was Acorn Computers Ltd's first general purpose home computer to be based on their own ARM architecture. Using a RISC design with a 32-bit CPU, at its launch in June 1987, the Archimedes was stated as running at 4 MIPS, with a claim of 18 MIPS during tests.
Acorn Computer ATOM The Acorn Atom was the ancestor of the BBC computers series. It was sold in kit or ready-assembled versions. The great advantage of the Atom compared to its competitors (TRS-80 & PET), was its high resolution capabilities (256 x 192) which were quite unusual in 1979 for the price.
Blast from the past! The Acorn Electron was a budget version of the BBC Micro educational/home computer made by Acorn Computers Ltd. It had 32 kilobytes of RAM, and its ROM includes BBC BASIC along with its operating system.
Top 5 BBC Micro Computer Games My personal top 5 games on the BBC Micro the ultimate retro computer! Come with me on a journey to the early 1980s and let me introduce you to the BBC Micro more affectionately known as the beeb! The Legendary BBC Micro was "The Acorn Computer Company's" bid for the then "BBC Computer Literacy Project" operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation. The then governments attempt to get the country using and learning about computers through a series of TV…
ARM Processor - Sowing the Seeds of Success 30 years ago, Acorn Computers switched on their first ever processor, the Acorn RISC Machine, or ARM. Now, they power 95% of smartphones & 12 billion ARM chips shipped last year. Professor Steve Furber (University of Manchester) speaks about how he and Sophie Wilson started the project. By: Computerphile.
The Acorn ABC 210 / Cambridge Workstation was the only model from the announced, marketed but unreleased ABC (Acorn Business Computer) line, first claimed to be available in October 1984. The ABCs were a range of machines using an integrated monitor, disk drive, PSU and BBC B+ 64K motherboard with slight modifications, originally featuring CPUs from straight 6502 terminals to an 80286 based system.