Atari 800

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Date Introduced
1978
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
4 1/4 x 16 x 12 1/2 in.
Manufacturer
Atari Computer Corporation
Credit Line
Gift of David Dellinger
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
United States
Keywords
Home game console; Home computer
Object ID
X1258.96
Speed
1.78 MHz
Memory Type
Semiconductor
Memory Size
8K
Memory Width
8-bit
Cost
$999

Atari’s 400 and 800 home computers doubled as game consoles. The high-end 800 had twice the memory (a whopping 8 KB!), and a keyboard with moving keys instead of a flat membrane. Games and software came on plug-in cartridges.