Byte, November 1979, page 15
Creative Computing, vol. 5, no. 11, November 1979, page 7
Creative Computing
, vol. 6, no. 2, February 1980, page C2

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Compare the built-in features of leading microcomputers with the Atari personal computers. Arid go ahead, compare apples and oranges. Their most expensive against our least expensive: the ATARI® 400™.

Start with graphics capabilities. The ATARI 400 offers 128 color variations. 16 colors in 8 luminance levels. Plus 29 keystroke graphics symbols and 8 graphics modes. All controlled from a full 57 key ASCII keyboard. With upper and lower case. And the system is FCC approved with built-in RF modulator.  That's just for openers.

Now, compare sound capabilities. Four separate sound channels and a built-in speaker. With the optional audio/digital recorder, you can add Atari's unique Talk & Teach™ Educational System cassettes.

Here's the clincher: Solid state (ROM) software. For home management, business and entertainment. Or just plug in an Atari 10K BASIC or Assembler language cartridge and the full power of the computer is in your hands.

Memory? 8K expandable to 16K. And that's just for the ATARI 400 at a suggested retail of only $549.99.

The ATARI 800™ gives you all that and much more.

User-installable memory to 48K.  A full- stroke keyboard.

With a high-speed serial I/O port that allows you to add a whole family of smart peripherals. Including up to four individually accessible disk drives. And a high speed dot-matrix impact printer. And, the Atari Program Recorder is included with the 800 system. Suggested retail price for the ATARI 800 (including recorder) is $999.99.

Make your own comparison wherever personal computers are sold. Or, send for a free chart that compares the built-in features of the ATARI 400 and 800 to other leading personal computers.


1265 Borregas Ave. Dept. C, Sunnyvale, California 94086. Call toll-free 800-538-8547
(in Calif. 800-672-1404) for the name of your nearest Atari retailer.

© Atari 1979
A Warner Communications Company

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