Acorn A5000 ALB22

The Acorn A5000 was an all new model of the Archimedes family replacing the A540. It had 4 slots like previous models but a larger wider case making it look like a workstation computer.

In 1991, the A5000 was launched. It featured the new 25 MHz ARM3 processor, 2 or 4 MB of RAM, either a 40 MB or an 80 MB hard drive and a more conventional two-part case. Its enhanced video capabilities allowed the A5000 to comfortably display VGA resolutions of up to 800×600 pixels. It was the first Archimedes to feature a High Density capable floppy disc drive as standard. This supported various formats including DOS and Atari discs. A later version of the A5000 featured a 33 MHz ARM3, 4 or 8 MB of RAM, an 80 or 120 MB hard drive and a revised OS (RISC OS 3.10).

The A5000 ran the new 3.0 version of RISC OS 3.0. As previously, earlier machines were capable of being upgraded to the new RISC OS 3, though some needed help, as well as the ARM3 CPU. Earlier models could also benefit from the video performance of the A5000 via a third party upgrade.

A5000 ALB22 was 2MB machine with an 80MB hard disc
 
We are extremenly grateful to Laurence Van Someren of Aleph One Ltd - http://www.aleph1.co.uk/ for donating this machine togethjer with many other Acorn Computers and associated books and manuals
 
Our unit has a serial no of 25-ALB22 1013902

Manufacturer: Acorn
Date: 1991

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Personal Computer World - August 1987 1 Aug 1987
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Personal Computer World - January 1988 1 Jan 1988
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Acorn - Higher Education News 2 - Summer 1989 Acorn Computers Limited May 1989
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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH3643. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

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