An atari 800
|Year Introduced:||November 1979|
|Clock Speed:||1 MHz|
|RAM:||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 memory. It's worth noting that unlike Commodore's Vic20, the Atari 400 could have its RAM upgraded.