In Defense of the Atari 1200XL

In Defense of the Atari 1200XL

Atari 1200XL badging

It is an Edsel, an Avanti, or something in-between?

Originally designed in the mid 1970’s, Atari’s first home computers, the 16k 400 and the 48k 800, were bulky and expensive to manufacturer.  From April through June 1982, Atari drafted specifications for replacements, dubbed the Sweet-Sixteen Project.  True to their roots, this new line of Atari 8-bit computers would include…

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Legit never been opened. 1983 #Atari #Cx77 #tablet #8bit . I really don’t want to open it but I don’t really want to buy another that is open so I’ll probably crack it open in a week or two and hook it up to one of my #800xl ‘s

Vintage Atari 600XL & 800XL Computers w 1050 Floppy Drive Power Supplies Cables

Vintage Atari 600XL & 800XL Computers w 1050 Floppy Drive Power Supplies Cables

Description of the ProductAtari ComputersYou are bidding on two Atari computers and a floppy drive. The two computers do power on, the floppy drive did not. The following is the specifications for everything included in this auction. 600XL – Powers on, we could type, no games or programs800XL – Powers on, missing a couple of keys, not all the keys work (the missing “z” does), no games or…

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Legit never been opened. 1983 #Atari #Cx77 #tablet #8bit . I really don’t want to open it but I don’t really want to buy another that is open so I’ll probably crack it open in a week or two and hook it up to one of my #800xl ‘s

Vintage Atari 600XL & 800XL Computers w 1050 Floppy Drive Power Supplies Cables

Vintage Atari 600XL & 800XL Computers w 1050 Floppy Drive Power Supplies Cables

Description of the ProductAtari ComputersYou are bidding on two Atari computers and a floppy drive. The two computers do power on, the floppy drive did not. The following is the specifications for everything included in this auction. 600XL – Powers on, we could type, no games or programs800XL – Powers on, missing a couple of keys, not all the keys work (the missing “z” does), no games or…

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New music

Hi there,

I’ve just put out a mini album on Bandcamp and was hoping you might feature some of my music on your blog. I had one tune on the Curious Absurdities 4 compilation along with Aimedeuxhaine.

Many thanks,

Iestyn

http://800xl.bandcamp.com/

http://soundcloud.com/800-xl

Awesome sounds by 800XL! We’ve got this message a while ago, but never had the time to publish. We finally did and it has to be worth it :)

xx, Lucius

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La wea hermosa

There Is No Title To Be Found

There Is No Title To Be Found

[Flickr:Thumb:Small]The most popular home computers in the USA up to 1985 were: the TRS-80 (1977), various models of the Apple II family (first introduced in 1977), the Atari 400/800 (197along with its follow up models the 800XL and 130XE, and the Commodore VIC-20 (198and the Commodore 64 (1982). The VIC was the first computer of any type to sell over one million units, and the 64 is still the…

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Vintage Atari 600XL & 800XL Computers w 1050 Floppy Drive Power Supplies Cables

Vintage Atari 600XL & 800XL Computers w 1050 Floppy Drive Power Supplies Cables

Description of the ProductAtari ComputersYou are bidding on two Atari computers and a floppy drive. The two computers do power on, the floppy drive did not. The following is the specifications for everything included in this auction. 600XL – Powers on, we could type, no games or programs800XL – Powers on, missing a couple of keys, not all the keys work (the missing “z” does), no games or…

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