See below for specifications and information on this system.
|CPU:||6502C, 1.79 MHz|
|Memory:||64K RAM, 24K ROM|
|Operating System:||XL Operating System|
|Input/Output:||Cartridge Port, two joystick ports, composite video output, serial bus connector for floppy drive or printer|
|Resolution:||320x192 max, up to 256 colors, 40x24 text|
|Bus:||Atari serial bus|
|Other Items in Collection:||XF551 Floppy Drive, Power Supply|
|Items Needed:||Operating System versions|
The Atari XE Game System was virtually identical to the Atari 65XE computer. Only the marketing was different. Early versions of the XEGS shipped without a keyboard; the keyboard was available separately. Later, the system was bundled with a keyboard.
There are frequent arguments between Atari afficionados as to why Atari marketed the XEGS and 65XE separately.
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