[A7000] [NCs, STBs & Prototypes] [Computers ]
The A7000+ was launched in May 1997. It is an upgraded A7000 , the main changes were:
I know of 3 versions of the A7000+:
After Acorn closed down their workstation division, Castle bought the rights to the A7000 and RiscPCs and continued to make them and produced further upgraded models such as the A7000+ Odyssey.
Here is the Acorn A7000+ product brochure.
Here is the A7000+ Welcome Guide.
I bought my A7000+ (AMC10) in September 2004 on ebay. The A7000+ has an ANT Issue 2 Combi Network Card (10Base2 and 10BaseT) installed.
Here are some pictures:
A7000+ running RISC OS 3.71
A7000+ running RISC OS 3.71. This model doesn't have a CD-ROM drive.
The only visible difference between an A7000 and an A7000+ is the '+' sign.
The "knob" at the top right has been added to allow the A7000 to be physically secured to a desk or other secure object. Below the knob is the serial number with the podule slot blanking plate to its right. At the bottom are the ports, from left to right: reset switch, audio out, video out, keyboard, mouse, BNC and RJ45 Ethernet, printer and serial ports.
A7000+ with top cover removed
At the front left is the floppy disc drive. In the middle is the space for a CD-ROM drive or a single podule. At the back on the right is the power supply. In the middle at the back, partially covered by the drive support is the network card.
At the front left is the 4MB SIMM with the backplane slop on the right. In the middle are the RISC OS 3.71 ROMs. The square chip above and to the right is the ARM7500FE. In the middle is the socket for the network card with a gap in the back of the case for the BNC and RJ45 connectors.
|Motherboard part no.
|Cirius Logic ARM7500FE
|8MB on board
4MB EDO SIMM
|Floppy Disc Drive
|Hard Disc Controller
|on board IDE
|Hard Disc Drive
|1.2GB Fujitsu M1636TAU
|Backplane part no
|ANT Issue II Combi NIC
|RISC OS 3.71
|19 Feb 1997