Atari Computers

Welcome to my Atari collection.

This page is a repository for all of the Atari systems, peripherals, and accessories in my collection – it’s currently a work-in-progress, and I’ll continue to add things as and when I have the time.

Atari 2600 “Light Sixer”

TypeHome computer
Release dateSeptember 1978
DiscontinuedFebruary 1986
Operating systemNone
CPUMOS Technology 6507 @ 1.19 MHz
Memory128 B

The Atari 2600 is a home video game console developed and produced by Atari, Inc. It popularized the use of microprocessor-based hardware and of games stored on swappable ROM cartridges, a format first used with the Fairchild Channel F in 1976. The VCS was bundled with two joystick controllers, a pair of paddle controllers, and a game cartridge – initially Combat, and later Pac-Man.

Atari 520ST FM

TypeHome computer
Release dateJune 1985
DiscontinuedMarch 1993
Operating systemAtari TOS
CPUMotorola 68000 @ 8 MHz
Memory512 KB (4 MB max.)

The Atari 520STF was a cut-down version of the 1040STF, and was intended as a replacement for the earlier 520ST – in comparison, it features an internal power supply and a double-sided floppy drive, as opposed to being external, and the joystick/mouse ports were moved to a niche underneath the keyboard. The later 520STFM models feature an internal RF modulator, allowing the computer to be used with a television.

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