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Photos: BBC Micro, Spectrum, Amstrad CPC 464 and more - the machines that defined British computing

As the Raspberry Pi moves closer to claiming the title for the best-selling British computer of all time we look back at the classic machines to come out of the UK.

You can find more details on each of these machines in this accompanying article.

Acorn Atom

Launched: 1980

Specs: 1MHz MOS Technology 6502 CPU, 2KB RAM and 8KB ROM. Loaded programs from cassette tape or 5.25 floppy disks. Support for optional colour graphics or 256x192 monochrome display.

Price: £120 as kit, £170 pre-built

Image: Public domain

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