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Atari 800XL

See below for specifications and information on this system.

Specifications and information

Introduced: 1983
CPU: 6502, 1.79 MHz
Memory: 64K 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 800XL, with its built-in 64K RAM, exceeded the memory capacity of the 48K-maximum Atari 800. It was announced along with its little brother, the 600XL.

The 800XL is shown above its optional peripherals, the Atari 1050 floppy disk drive, and 1010 cassette drive.

Here's the 800XL in its original box.

Here's a shot of the relative size difference between the 800XL (top) and 600XL (bottom):

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