As the first home computer I ever saw, the Acorn Electron was a bit of a disappointment design-wise.
The Acorn Electron had a cream plastic case that looked like you should lift off the top to reveal a secret compartment with lots of chocolates inside! The Acorn Electron was surrounded with a kind-of kitsch chic.
Saving and loading everything to and from cassette tapes was a real bind. You needed to make sure the volume of the tape player was just right otherwise everything went wrong. And trust me, 45 minutes into loading "Repton" or "Eddie Kidd's Stunt Challenge" it wasn't much fun to see the famous lines:
It signalled just one thing: press CTRL+"break" and retype CHAIN"" in order to start the load all over again. ARGH!
Still, at least you could program it quite well:
20 MODE 2
30 COLOUR 11 (flashing cyan and red!)
40 PRINT "HELLO!"
50 GOTO 40
Ahhh, what fun.