Retro Home Computers – BBC Microcomputer System
BBC Microcomputer System
The BBC Micro became the default standard in British schools during the 1980s despite its high cost. Schools appreciated how durable the construction was. It was able to withstand heavy use and lasted for many years, which many schools found to be a big seller.
Models A and B: These had 16K and 32K respectively.The 6502 was clocked at 4MHz. Alternativing access was given to the processor and video circuits allowing it to run faster than other competing 6502-based computers. It came with serial and parallel ports, digital I/O port, four analogue inputs and an expansion connector.
B+64 and B+128 Models: memory was increased to 64K and 128K respectively and added floppy disk support.
BBC Master: further refinements were added and 128K memory was standard.
BBC Micro Legacy
The machine was directly involved in the development of the ARM architecture which sees widespread use in embedded systems as of 2011.
Furthermore, due to the expansion ports added to the device, the BBC Micro is still in use today in the retro computing community. RetroGameAndComputer.com is looking for BBC Micro forums and hobby groups to link with. If you are the web master of your site, please contact us by out contact page.