An atari 800
|Year Introduced:||November 1979|
|Clock Speed:||1 MHz|
|Memory Size:||8 KB - 48KB|
|Operating System:||In-ROM Atari BASIC|
The Atari 800 was the big brother of the Atari 400. Made by Atari, the 800 was noted for having a real keyboard, and a dual ROM cartridge slots. Although not as sucessfull as the 400, most programs never took advantage of the second slot of the 400.
The Atari 400 & 800 both initially shipped with 8KB of RAM, however, as RAM prices dropped Atari started to ship machines with more main memory. It's worth noting that unlike Commodore's VIC-20, the Atari 400 could have its RAM upgraded.