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600XL

Atari 600XL

 

  • Released 1983
  • 6502 at 1.92MHz
  • 16kB RAM (expandable to 64kB), 24kB ROM
  • Text 40x24
  • Graphics 320x192 (2 colour), 160x192 (4 colour)
  • 4 channel sound
  • BASIC, assembler
  • Tape and 5.25" floppy disc

 


130XE

Atari 130XE

 

  • Released 1985
  • 6502 at 1.92MHz
  • 128kB RAM, 24kB ROM
  • Text 40x24
  • Graphics 320x192 (2 colour), 160x192 (4 colour)
  • 4 channel sound
  • BASIC, assembler
  • Tape and 5.25" floppy disc

 


520ST/FM

Atari 520STFM

 

  • Original STF released 1985 (no integral floppy drives or TV modulator)
  • STFM released 1986
  • 68000 at 8MHz
  • 512kB RAM (expandable to 4MB)
  • Text 40x25 (4 or 16 colour) or 80x25 (black & white)
  • Graphics 640x400 (2 colour), 640x200 (4 colour), 320x200 (16 colour)
  • Colour palette of 512
  • 3 channel mono sound
  • MIDI ports made it popular with musicians
  • Integrated 3.5" floppy disc, port for external hard disc

 


Atari 520STE

  • Released 1989
  • CPU 68000 at 8MHz
  • RAM 512k (expandable to 4MB)
  • ROM 256k
  • Text 40x25 (16 colour or 4 colour), 80x25 (2 colour)
  • Graphics 320x200 (16 colour), 640x200 (4 colour), 640,400 (2 colour), palette 4096 colours
  • 4 channel stereo sound
  • 4 joystick ports
  • MIDI port
  • Integral 3.5" floppy disc, connection for external hard disc

    This machine was an enhanced version of the 520STFM, with improved sound and graphics - on a par with the Commodore Amiga. However, in order to keep their games compatible with the STFM range, few software companies used the extra facilities.
 
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