Acorn BBC Micro
Processors: MOS 6502 1.8MHz
RAM: 16kb expandable up to 128kb
Graphics Resolution: Mode 0 - 640 x 256, Mode 1 - 320 x 256, Mode 2 - 160 x 256
Colours: Mode 0 - 2 colours, Mode 1 - 4 colours, Mode 2 - 8 colours
Sound: 3 channels, 7 octaves
Media Format: Cartridge, tape, disk
Control and Input Methods: Keyboard, joystick
Built for Aunty by Acorn and beloved of schools across the UK, the BBC Micro is about as British as it gets so our non-UK readers will be forgiven for not having the slightest clue what it is. So to enlighten them; from 1984 to 1990 the BBC Micro was the computer that the majority of British children learned computing basics with at school. Developed by Acorn to accompany a BBC television series on computing, this computer became the mainstay of educational computing throughout the eighties. Incredibly expandable, the BBC's range of peripherals included robot kits and a videodisc drive designed specifically for the ill-fated BBC Domesday Project of 1986.
Beebem - The best BBC Micro emulator by a long way.
Stariway to Hell - Great for picking up game files.
The BBC Lives - Great BBC info site.