Retrieved February 5, Since only one kind of connector plug is used for all devices the Atari computer was easy for novice users to expand. Archived from the original on June 18, Retrieved July 19,
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Kassar felt the chipset should be used in a home computer to challenge Apple. They really try to trick you which almost seems the A. The aging 8-bit line found a market in parts of Europe during the late s and a few current arcade titles such as Gauntlet and Arkanoid were ported for it. They assigned engineers to this project and began design work. Their owners, Warner Communicationsbecame desperate to sell off the division. In a July visit with atadi engineering staff, a Texas Instruments TI salesman presented a new possibility in the form of an inexpensive fibre optic cable with built-in transceivers.
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The New York Times. After announcing the intent to enter the home computer market in December the machines were first presented at the Winter CES in January as the and Retrieved February 6, However, the additional electronics in these "intelligent" peripherals made them cost more than the equivalent "dumb" devices used by other systems of that era. The timing was particularly bad for Atari; the XL was a flop, and the earlier machines were too expensive to produce to be able to compete at the rapidly falling price points.
For example, the GTIA uses a series of registers to select colors for the screen; these colors can be changed by inserting the correct values into its registers, which are mapped into "memory" that is visible to the Several years earlier, Commodore was a major calculator vendor, selling designs based on a Texas Instruments TI chipset.
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Fast and efficient animation can be achieved by simply changing the register to point to different character sets.
An external chassis could be plugged into the PBI, supporting card slots for further expansion. Kilobaud Microcomputing wrote in September that the Atari "looks deceptively like a video game machine, [but had] the strongest and tightest chassis I have seen since Raquel Welch. The XE line suffered from severe reliability issues. A primary goal of the Atari computer design was user-friendliness which was assisted by the SIO bus. Community Forum Software by IP.
Both computers have four joystick ports, but only a few games such as M. Sign in anonymously Don't add me to the active users rosm. Product unavailability is especially severe for the 8-bit Atari".
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InAtari started the Sweet 8 or "Liz NY" and Sweet 16 projects to create an upgraded set of machines otherwise similar to the andbut much easier to build and less costly to produce.
It was not long after that rons of this project reached Jobs, and two weeks later he agreed to stop poaching Atari staff.
Retrieved 30 October Graphics and sound demos were part of Atari's earliest developer information and used as marketing materials with computers running in-store demos.