"The Acorn R140 workstation represents a major price breakthrough for UNIX systems. Acorn has exploited the performance of its award-winning 32-bit RISC processor to produce the first in a series of personal workstations running the UNIX operating system at a price below that of any comparable product.
The RISC processor designed and developed in the UK by Acorn Computers Limited is an outstanding example of pioneering technology leading to radical cost savings. By launching the R140 workstation Acorn has transformed the economics of making UNIX available to users in all fields.
Combining processing power, windowing and graphics, inbuilt data storage and standard UNIX software, the Acorn R140 workstation supplies low-cost desktop power to the user whilst maintaining full connectivity with other workstations, PCs and multi-user systems." extract from Acorn publicity document - see http://chrisacorns.computinghistory.org.uk/docs/Acorn/Brochures/Acorn_APP214_AcornR140Workstation.pdf
It was launched in June 1989 and cost £3500.00 retail.
We are extremenly grateful to Laurence Van Someren of Aleph One Ltd - http://www.aleph1.co.uk/ for donating this machine together with many other Acorn computers and associated books and manuals
Our unit has a serial no of AKB21 000048
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