XE - 01
The Atari 130-XE was first shown at the Winter Las Vegas Consumer
Electronic Show in 1985 (with the Atari 130 ST), it has the same
characteristics as the Atari 800 XL except its added memory
(128 KB instead of 64 KB for the 800 XL). 
The extended memory can be used as a RAM disk, or can be accessed
by bank switching routines. 

It was an attempt to extend the life of the old XL series, but Atari
abandoned it pretty quickly to concentrate on promoting the ST series,
which uses the same case style. 

Several XE machines were also produced : 
- the Atari 65-XE (which is exactly like the 800 XL, except for the
  rear parallel connector, which it doesn't have),
- the Atari XE Game Console (1987) which is a 65-XE with an optional
  detachable keyboard. It was Atari Corp.'s attempt to do what they
  felt the 5200 should have been. 
- the 65-XEM (a computer with a special custom sound chip called "Amy").
  Reports stated that the Amy chip sounded better than the Commodore
  64's SID chip (!). This machine would never be released, 
- the 65-XEP (Atari's answer to the Commodore SX-64, it would never
  be released either),
- and a modified 65XE was sold in Europe as the 800XE. 

The Atari 65-XE and 130-XE will have a very short life due to the
16 bit home computer competition. 

Manufacturer Atari Name ?????????? 130 XE ???????????
Type Homecomputer Origine USA
Introduction Date 1985 End of production ???
Built in Language Atari Basic Keyboard Full-stroke keyboard, 57 keys, 5 function keys (Help, Start, Select, Option, Reset), ESC, TAB, CONTROL, SHIFT (x2), DELETE, BREAK, RETURN, CAPS, GRAPH MODE
CPU MOS 6502C Speed 1.79 Mhz
Coprocessor GTIA (video), POKEY (Sound, I/O), ANTIC (Video), FREDDY (memory) Amount of Ram 130-XE : 128 kb / 65-XE : 64 kb
Vram None Rom 24 Kb
Text Modes Five text modes, maximum : 40 x 24 Graphic Modes 11 graphic modes, maximum : 320 x 192
Colors 16 colors with 15 intensity level each Sound 4 channels, 3.5 octaves
Size / Weight ??? Built in Media ???
I/O Ports Composite video output, Cardridge port, Expansion port, SIO peripheral port (tape, disk, printer, modem), 2 x joystick connectors OS ???
Power Supply External power supply unit (1A, 5v cc) Introduction Price ???
Sold ??? Serial Number ???
Other Extras None Bought Where Germany (Berlin)
Bought When 24/11/02 Condition ???
Price Paid 16.50 Specs of my Model ???
Setup Today ???

The optional Keyboard

Serial Number Keyboard Serial Number


This one came from England
Bought on Ebay (??/??/??)

Paid ??? + ??? Shipping Costs