Atari 800

The Atari 800 was the higher-end model of Atari's first foray into the home computer field. Announced in October 1980 along with the lower specification Atari 400, the 800's most notable difference was its full, typewriter keyboard.

It is surprising to note that both machines contained custom graphics and I/O processors (ANTIC and POKEY respectively), a design feature rarely seen in most early machines.

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Manufacturer Atari
Processor 6502
Speed (MHz) 1.79
RAM (KB) 48
RAM expandable to (KB) (unknown)
ROM (KB) 8
Sound 4 channels
Keyboard type Typewriter-style
Number of keys 62
Dimensions (mm) 406x317x114
Weight (g) 4400
Interfaces
  • Cassette interface
  • 4 joystick ports (9 pin D-type)
  • Serial port
  • 2 cartridge slots

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