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Exploring The Atari 800 - Their First Home Computer From 1979

The Atari 800 was Atari’s first home computer and was released in 1979, alongside it’s cheaper variant, the 400. Originally intended as a games console successor to the 2600 and pivoted at the last moment, it has a very interesting modular architecture and a custom chipset designed by none other than Jay Miner. So let’s take a look inside and learn a little bit about the story and how this machine works!

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