eBay Episode 7 – Atari ST

Atari ST brochure

Atari ST brochure

On today’s show, we’re covering the Atari ST, a “GEM” of a computer that helped spark an interest in music and MIDI.

From Wikipedia: “The Atari ST is a line of home computers from Atari Corporation and the successor to the Atari 8-bit family. The first ST model, the 520ST, was released in June 1985. “ST” officially stands for “Sixteen/Thirty-two”, which referred to the Motorola 68000’s 16-bit external bus and 32-bit internals. The Atari ST is the first personal computer to come with a bit-mapped color GUI, using a version of Digital Research’s GEM released in February 1985. The 1040ST, released in 1986, is the first personal computer to ship with a megabyte of RAM in the base configuration and also the first with a cost-per-kilobyte of less than USD$1.”

Jeff & David, along with our guest co-host Chuck Hunnefield, a former user and salesperson of the Atari ST line of computers, discuss the system, along with personally selected eBay favorites.

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One Comment on eBay Episode 7 – Atari ST

  1. KLund1
    February, 9th 2016 at 11:10 pm

    Good Atari ST episode.
    I was not all that keen on the new format. But at least you started do episodes! Thanks!
    It started out a bit rough, but it has been better lately. You all talk more about the history, and the specs of the machines more during these later shows. Well Done.
    About this Atari ST episode; David(?) seemed to take issue with the last sentence in the Wiki that read:
    “…also the first with a cost-per-kilobyte of less than USD$1.”
    Let me help clarify this. The Atari 1040ST was not the first computer with 1meg of RAM fro sale, but was the first to have 1meg of ram in complete system for a selling price under $1000!
    Hence the slogan, Power without the price!
    Looking forward to more episodes!!
    Kevin L

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