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Acorn BBC Master 128

The BBC Master 128 was released by Acorn in 1986 and was the successor to the hugely successful BBC Micro.

It was designed to be backwardly compatible with the original BBC Micro in order to keep the massive userbase of schools. However, there were a few compatibility issues and some programs that worked well on the BBC Micro just wouldn't run on the Master.

This was a fairly minor problem, and was generally outweighed by the numerous improvements that the Master offered including, more RAM, the ability to load ROMS into 'sideways' RAM, the Numeric Keypad, ROM Cartridge Slots, a DFS as standard, and of course, it was faster.

Another big plus for the Master 128 was the fact that it had View, a highly regarded word processor of the time and ViewSheet - A spreadsheet built in.

Our BBC Master 128 is practically as new in its original box, with manual, disk, tape, view help sheet and keystrip.

Serial Number : 01-AMB15-0026826

Manufacturer: Acorn
Date: February 1986



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Acorn BBC Master 128 Manuals:

Item Manufacturer Date
Philips VP415 LaserVision ROM Disc Drive Operating Instructions Philips Unknown
Acornsoft VIEW Guide Acornsoft 1984
Acornsoft Into VIEW An introduction to word processing on the BBC Micro Acornsoft 1984
Siville Netherhall School 1987
The Design Disc Manual Netherhall School 1988
Acorn - Master 512 - Technical Information and Monitor Documentation Acorn Computers 8 Aug 1989

Magazines RELATED to Acorn BBC Master 128 in our Library

Item Manufacturer Date
Personal Computer World - March 1986 Mar 1986
University of Cambridge Computing Service March 1986 Newsletter 124 Mar 1986
The Micro User - March 1986 - Vol 4 No 1 Database Publications Ltd Mar 1986
Practical Computing - April 1986 Apr 1986
The Micro User - October 1986 - Vol 4 No 8 Database Publications Ltd Oct 1986
Acorn User - May 1990 3 Jun 2009

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Acorn Atom (White Box) Acorn 1980
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Acorn BBC Micro Model A (Issue 2 Board) Acorn Computers Ltd 1981
Acorn BBC Micro Model A - Issue 1 Acorn 1981
Acorn BBC Micro Model A Acorn 1981
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Acorn A4 Laptop (Prototype 1 of 7) Acorn Computers 1992
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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH191. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

Acorn BBC Master 128

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