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

Acorn BBC Micro

Launched: 1981

Specs: 2MHz 8-bit processor MOS Technology 6502 processor, and came with 16KB to 32KB of memory. In most instances loaded programs from tape, floppy disc. Support for 640×256, two colour display.

Price: Model A £235

Image: Stuart Brady

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