Acorn releases the BBC Micro

1st December 1981
Acorn releases the BBC Micro

In December 1981, Acorn Computers Ltd launched the BBC Micro, though production problems meant that deliveries of the computer were delayed until 1982.

The BBC Micro, or "beeb" as it was popularly known, was developed in conjunction with the British Broadcasting Corporation as part of a nationwide computer literacy project.

Based on the 6502A microprocessor, two models were available:

  • Model A shipped with 16K RAM and cost £299
  • Model B shipped with 32K RAM and cost £399

Designers of the BBC Micro included Sophie Wilson, Steve Furber, and Chris Turner.

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