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===[[wikipedia:Atari_8-bit_family#400/800_release|Atari 400]]===
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The Atari 400 was released in November of 1979 and retailed for $500 ($1,660.33 in 2018 money). It had a 6502 CPU at 1.79 MHz with 4KB of RAM. It had 3 graphics modes, a 24 X 40 text, 160 x 96 with 128 colors, and 320 x 192 in B&W.
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===[[wikipedia:Atari_8-bit_family#400/800_release|Atari 800]]===
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The Atari 800 was released in November of 1979 along side the Atari 400. It retailed for $999.95 ($3,320.49 in 2018 money) with a 6502 CPU at 1.8 MHz and 8KB of RAM. It had the same graphics modes as the Atari 400.
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===[[wikipedia:Atari_8-bit_family#1200XL|Atari 1200XL]]===
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The Atari 1200XL was released in March of '83 and retailed for $899 ($2,314.42 in 2018 money) with a 6502C CPU at 1.79 MHz. It had 64KB of RAM with 5 text modes, with the max being 40x24 and the min being 20x12, and 12 graphics modes, with the max being 320x192.
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===[[http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?st=1&c=27|Atari 600 XL]]===
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The Atari 600 XL was released in December of '84 and retailed for $208.71 ($499.55 in 2018 money) with the 6502C CPU at 1.79 MHz with 16KB of RAM.
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===[[http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?st=1&c=27|Atari 800 XL]]===
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The Atari 800 XL was released in December of '84 along side the Atari 600 XL and had the same CPU has the 600 XL but with 64KB of RAM.
  
 
==Atari XEGS==
 
==Atari XEGS==

Revision as of 10:12, 19 December 2018

Atari 8-bit family
Vintage-atari-800.png
Developer Atari, Inc.
Type Home computer, Home video game console
Release date 1979
Discontinued 1992
Successor Atari ST
Emulated

The Atari 8-bit family is a series of 8-bit home computers introduced by Atari in 1979 and manufactured until 1992. It includes the Atari 400, 800, XL, XE and the home console version Atari XEGS. Due to similarity of hardware most Atari 8-bit emulators can also emulate the Atari 5200.

Emulators

Name Operating System(s) Latest Version Models Libretro Core Accuracy Active Recommended
PC
Atari800 Multi-platform 4.0.0 400, 800, XL, XE Cycle
Altirra Windows 3.10 400, 800, XL, XE Cycle
Atari++ emulator Multi-platform 1.81 400, 800, XL, XE Cycle
MAME Multi-platform 0.212 Good: 400, 800
Basic: XL, XE
? ~
Pantheon Windows 8.672 800, XE Mid ~
Atari800Win-PLus Windows 4.1 400, 800, XL, XE ?
Mobile
Altirra Windows (ARM) 3.10 400, 800, XL, XE Cycle

Models

Atari 400

The Atari 400 was released in November of 1979 and retailed for $500 ($1,660.33 in 2018 money). It had a 6502 CPU at 1.79 MHz with 4KB of RAM. It had 3 graphics modes, a 24 X 40 text, 160 x 96 with 128 colors, and 320 x 192 in B&W.

Atari 800

The Atari 800 was released in November of 1979 along side the Atari 400. It retailed for $999.95 ($3,320.49 in 2018 money) with a 6502 CPU at 1.8 MHz and 8KB of RAM. It had the same graphics modes as the Atari 400.

Atari 1200XL

The Atari 1200XL was released in March of '83 and retailed for $899 ($2,314.42 in 2018 money) with a 6502C CPU at 1.79 MHz. It had 64KB of RAM with 5 text modes, with the max being 40x24 and the min being 20x12, and 12 graphics modes, with the max being 320x192.

[600 XL]

The Atari 600 XL was released in December of '84 and retailed for $208.71 ($499.55 in 2018 money) with the 6502C CPU at 1.79 MHz with 16KB of RAM.

[800 XL]

The Atari 800 XL was released in December of '84 along side the Atari 600 XL and had the same CPU has the 600 XL but with 64KB of RAM.

Atari XEGS

The Atari XE Game System (XEGS)

The Atari XE Video Game System (Atari XEGS) was based on Atari's 8-bit 65XE computer, while the operating system for most of the XEGS units is called the XE ROM revision C. That specification is the same as any other Atari computer (i.e. 800/XL/XE) that had that ROM, which is usually why no separate software was needed to emulate this console's hardware. The XEGS is backward compatible with the Atari 8-bit computer software library. The console could be turned into a computer with its specially designed keyboard and, while in computer mode, use most of the peripherals released for Atari's 8-bit computer line.

Emulators

Name Operating System(s) Latest Version Libretro Core Accuracy Active Recommended
PC
Altirra Windows 3.10 Cycle
MAME Multi-platform 0.212 ? ~
Atari800Win-PLus Windows 4.1 ?
Mobile
Altirra Windows (ARM) 3.10 Cycle

There are no games that are XEGS exclusive; instead, they all run on the older machines (with enough memory) or on the XE/XL line as well.

Resources

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