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Atari PC – a series of models of the personal computer type IBM PC , produced by Atari .

Atari PC series production began in 1987 in response to the growing popularity of platforms, which were personal computers.  The first two models under the name of Atari PC and Atari PC-2 appeared in the stores at the turn of 1987-1988 and virtually did not differ among themselves.  Both models were powered by the Intel 8088 processor at 4.77 MHz, handle memory RAM of 512 KB and graphics with a maximum resolution of 720 × 348, and a 5.25 floppy disk-drive. The Atari PC-3 model consisted of a hard drive and more memory RAM (640 kB), and the Atari PC 4 and the PC 5 used respectively  286 and 386 processors, a VGA graphics card can be used and both came with more memory.

By 1990, Atari’s PC-compatible line began to more closely resemble other PC clones. The systems used mostly off-the-shelf parts, and sold with far more configurable options. The ABC (Atari Business Computer) 286-30 shipped with a range of CPU and storage choices, offering an 8MHz to 20MHz 286 CPU and a 30MB to 60MB hard disk. It also included Atari’s first PC-compatible 3.5-inch floppy drive. The ABC 386 series — Atari’s last foray into PC clones — included either a 20MHz or 40MHz CPU, 1MB or 2MB of RAM, and a 40MB or 80MB hard drive. The ABC 386 PCs were the only Atari computers to ship with Microsoft Windows — version 3.0, in fact.

Due to the small technical support and prohibitive price the Atari PC’s never have gained special popularity.

This is the collection of original hardware. None of this collection is for sale. If you have an item which is not on the list, please contact me and maybe we can trade. Donations are welcome too 🙂

Hardware:

ITEM COMPANY PACKAGING
44mb cassette Atari loose
ABC 286/30 + keyboard Atari loose
PC3 + keyboard Atari loose
PC4 with 44mb removable harddisk + keyb. Atari loose
PCM 124 monitor Atari loose
PCM 125 monitor Atari loose
PCM 145 monitor Atari loose
STM1 mouse Atari loose

 

Books:

TITLE PUBLISHER LANGUAGE
MS Dos 3.2 manual Atari English

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