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"Ask any child at scholl why it's worth £199."

The Electron, often called by the nickname "Elk", is a computer produced by British company Acorn in the early 1980s. It was designed as a low-cost home alternative to the BBC Micro, usually sold to schools. It was much less powerful, and although both ran the same dialect of BASIC, compatibility between them was only partial. As it faced strong competition from the Commodore 64 and the ZX Spectrum, sales were lower than expected, even though it was still popular enough to ultimately outsell the more expensive BBC Micro and amass a larger game library of its own.


Second Generation
Consoles Emerson Arcadia 2001 - Atari 2600 - Atari 5200 - Epoch Cassete Vision - ColecoVision - Fairchild Channel F - Mattel Intellivision - Magnavox Odyssey² - Bally Professional Arcade - Sega SG-1000 - RCA Studio II - Interton VC 4000 - Milton Bradley Vectrex
Handhelds Entex Adventure Vision - Nintendo Game & Watch - Milton Bradley Microvision
Computers Apple I - Apple II - Apple III - Atari 8-bit - Acorn BBC Micro - Commodore PET - Tandy TRS-80 - Tandy TRS-80 CoCo