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 included View - a highly regarded word processor of the time and ViewSheet, a spreadsheet both run from the internal ROM. 
 
Our BBC Master 128 is in excellent condition and is complete with the original Master monitor and double disc drive unit as well as software and manuals.
 
Serial Number : 01-AMB15-0131668
Monitor Serial Number : 18 ADF32=1016963
 
All kindly donated by Mr Tim O'Grady.
 
We have a large selection of software on tape and disk, as well as magazines and books.

Manufacturer: Acorn
Date: 1986

Magazines RELATED to Acorn BBC Master 128 in our Library

Item Manufacturer Date
Personal Computer World - March 1986 March 1986
The Micro User - March 1986 - Vol 4 No 1 Database Publications Ltd March 1986
University of Cambridge Computing Service March 1986 Newsletter 124 March 1986
Practical Computing - April 1986 April 1986
The Micro User - October 1986 - Vol 4 No 8 Database Publications Ltd October 1986
Acorn User - May 1990 03-06-2009

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH2979. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

Acorn BBC Master 128

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