The History of Atari Computers

April 22nd, 2011 by Benj Edwards

The History of Atari Computers Slideshow at PC World

Last month I said that I had created my last epic slideshow. Well, I guess I changed my mind.

Up now on is a decidedly epic History of Atari Computers. This visually-rich slideshow covers just about every model of Atari computer ever released — the only exceptions are some minor revisions and generally-equivalent European variations (the 260ST comes to mind).

It’s comprehensive enough that I will probably be using it as a quick reference when the need arises in the future. I hope you enjoy it.

4 Responses to “The History of Atari Computers”

  1. SirPaul Says:

    Excellent article! It’s good to learn about Atari’s computer line a bit further than just the 800 line and early STs.

  2. Josh Renaud Says:

    Benj, I grew up on Atari computers… The 800, 130XE, 520ST, and a 1040STe. Loved the timeline, always get a kick out of revisiting this part of my past.

  3. Bill Terlop Says:

    nice pics..I was one of the largest Atari ST dealers in Florida during the late 80’s and ran a huge Atari users group. Lots of fond memories. When the Portfollio first came out I had a request from Disney World for some of the units.

  4. SirFatty Says:

    Great article, I had no idea that there were so many Atari computers.. I cut my teeth on an Atari 400… good times.

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