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Acorn Assist offers Personal Purchase Power to Teachers

Acorn Computers, the leading supplier of computers to UK schools, is once more offering teachers, lecturers and others in the education community the opportunity to buy their own Acorn computer by taking advantage of its highly successful subsidised finance scheme, Acorn Assist. For the first time, those who take up the offer can now benefit from free software and collect points towards free gifts when they introduce a friend to the scheme.

Acorn Assist has already enabled thousands in the educational world to spread the cost of buying a computer for all sorts of uses in the home, be it to support their professional work, to amuse their families, or even to run clubs or the PTA. Now, for the first time, the scheme has been expanded to cover the whole range of educational products, from the Pocket Book personal computer right through to the top-of-the-range A5000 Series.

Details of this year's scheme, which is valid from 1 October 1993 until 31 December 1993, are attached.

Peter Talbot, Acorn's General Manager for UK Education, commented: "Our research shows that two thirds of teachers now use computers as part of their everyday classroom activity. Many of these would like to be able to prepare or catch up on work in the comfort of their own homes.

"Acorn Assist has, in previous years, proved hugely popular as it offers those involved in education a finance option that makes sense because it is specifically designed to meet their needs. This year we're pleased to be able to offer even better value through extending the range of products available under the scheme, as well as including free software with every purchase. And now for the first time we're thanking those who have already purchased by rewarding them with points towards a selection of gifts when they introduce friends to the scheme."

Details of Acorn Assist are being mailed directly to the education community. Those interested in purchasing through the scheme can telephone the free hotline number, 0800 400 800, to ask for an Assist pack. Then they simply contact their local Acorn dealer to agree their preferred model, price and finance details.

Release date: 7th October 1993