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Atari PC-1

In 1987 Atari introduced the PC-1 at the Consumer Electronics Show. This was Atari’s first foray into the IBM PC Compatible market and would later be known as the Atari PC1. Priced at a US$699, it was marketed as Atari’s entry level system and was soon followed by the Atari PC2 also in the same year.

The machine was an Intel 8088 PC-Clone with 512KByte RAM and onboard EGA Graphics. Uniquely it reused the Atari Megafile 44 Chassis, however this came at a cost. Unlike many other IBM Compatible XT systems on the market the slim Megafile chassis did not allow for upgrades via ISA expansion cards. Apart from being able to upgrade the RAM to 640K and to add an 8087 co-processor, you were very much limited to the original configuration of the computer.

By Atari CPU Intel 8088 Memory 512KB RAM Sound beeper Sprites n/a Display CGA Graphics Display Chip Onboard CGA Sound Chip none CPU Class 8088 Developed by Atari
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Atari 8-bit
Atari ST
Atari PC
Atari  PC1
Books & Publications
Programming and other books for the 8-bit Atari line (400/800/XL/XE) of computers.
Books for the Atari ST computers
Magazines & Serials
A.N.A.L.O.G. Atari Newsletter And Lots Of Games
Antic Software and merchandise Catalog, later rebranded to just The Catalog
Antic was a magazine devoted to the Atari 8-bit family of home computers and the 16-bit Atari ST.
Manuals & Catalogs
A collection of technical and service manuals for the Atari 5200 game system.
Software Catalogs for the Atari computers
Software & Game Manuals
A collection of Game Manuals for the Atari 5200 game system.
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