800 XL

800 XL - 01
The Atari 600 XL and 800 XL are successors of the Atari 400/800 series
and the unsuccessful Atari 1200 XL can use the same software
(just so long as the program was written correctly). 

Alongside the Commodore 64 and the Apple II, they were among the most
popular home computers. 

They will be replaced in 1985 with the XE series when Atari launched the ST.


Manufacturer Atari Name 800 XL
Type Homecomputer Origine USA
Introduction Date 1982 End of production January 85
Built in Language Atari Basic Keyboard Mechanical keyboard
CPU MOS 6502C Speed 1.79 Mhz (NTSC) / 1.77 Mhz (PAL)
Coprocessor GTIA (video), POKEY (sound, I/O), ANTIC (video) Amount of Ram 64 Kb
Vram None Rom 24 Kb
Text Modes five text modes, max: 40 x 24, min: 20 x 12 Graphic Modes 15 graphic modes, maximum : 320 x 192
Colors 256 (16 colors with 16 intensities) Sound 4 voices, 3.5 octaves
Size / Weight ??? Built in Media None
I/O Ports Composite video output, cartridge slot, peripheral port (SIO), parallel bus, 2 joystick plugs OS ???
Power Supply Internal Introduction Price ???
Sold ??? Serial Number ???
Other Extras Boxed, Program Recorder XC12 Bought Where Zelzate
Bought When 2002/07/27 Condition Good
Price Paid Gift Specs of my Model ???
Setup Today ???

Back view Serial Number

Nicely Boxed Bottom view of the Box

Inside the Box Program Recorder XC12

800 XL-01:

Kindly donated by Luc De Groote on 27/07/2002