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Atari 65 XE

Atari 65 XE

Speed1.79 MHz
Memory64 KB

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Atari 8-Bit

Release Date: 1/5/1985
Manufacturer: Atari
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A direct replacement for the Atari 800 XL, the 65 XE contained 64 KB of RAM (it's brother the 130 XE contained 128 KB of RAM). The Atari ST line (a full 16-bit computer) was launched around the same time, dooming the 130 XE to failure. The XE line did however end up producing a number of offshoots including the 130 XE and the XE Game System which had a detachable keyboard and included a light gun. The 6502C MOS processor ran a 1.79 MHz and was still based mostly on Jay Minerís original designs made over 5 years earlier. Although it had more voices on its sound chip than the Commodore 64, the range was more limited.

User Comments
Sam B on Monday, March 21, 2016
This was the first computer I personally owned. It was quite popular in the UK, and shipped with the XC-12 cassette player.
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