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Atari 600XL

See below for specifications and information on this system.

Specifications and information

Introduced: 1983
CPU: 6502, 1.79 MHz
Memory: 16K RAM, 24K ROM
Operating System: BASIC in ROM
Atari XL operating system on diskette
Input/Output: 2 joystick ports, Atari cable bus
Bus: Atari daisy-chain cable bus, connects floppy drives, cassette drives, printers
Other Items in Collection: Full documentation, Atari DOS 2.5 & 3.0, various cartridges & games on diskette

The Atari XL series replaced the Atari 400/800. The 600XL is virtually identical to the 800XL, but with 16K instead of the 800XL's 64K of RAM, and a physically smaller chassis (see 800XL page for size comparison). Both machines used the same peripherals.

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