The Sam élite was a re-packaged Sam Coupé with the addition of:
- 512kB Memory Expansion as standard
- A Floppy drive
- A parallel printer interface
The Sam Drive slim-line floppy drives from Citizen had been withdrawn them from the European market in 1990 and were replaced with standard 3.5 inch drives which required some modification to the front drive plates for the faces to stick out.
The Parallel interface was squeezed into the case and had a port on the back of the plastic case above the Euroconnector.