Atom Personal Computer (1981)

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The Acorn Atom was released in 1981. It was available as either a kit or assembled. It utilized a 6502 Processor at a clock speed of 1MHz. It also had 2K of RAM expandable to 12K internally and 32K using an external expansion unit. The ROM was standard at 8K expandable to 16K, the unit had single channel sound along with a monochrome display that had a resolution of 32x16 for text 256x192 pixels for graphics. The Atom had a quality typewriter-style keyboard and was equipped with a cassette interface for data storage and a RF output for connection to a TV.


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