With my MIST able to do 1MB and display beautifully, and an 800xl with UAV and memory upgrade, I have some ideas on some 600xls, XEGS and even a 400.
I'm sure we'd love to put Lotharek's, Bryan's, and Simius's goodies in EVERY machine, but if budget is an issue, I thought it fun to organize some upgrades.
XEGS- at stock, I may keep it at my significant others. Standard video cables to a flat panel or likely a soon added CRT. I have 10 carts and that may be fun to set up like a game console with the keyboard usually unplugged.
800xl - has S-video as mentioned and memory upgrade- used with a 1050 stock drive and SIOtoUSB as my main workhorse. Maybe U1MB down the road but it already surpasses a 130XE and I DO have my MIST with old IBM CRT w. VGA.
600xl - more than one. This is where it gets interesting. RF is a PITA to still be using, and 16kb is limiting. An Atari 1064 is rare to find and looks like it loses the small footprint of the 600xl; it is also expensive to the point, it's hard to justify that over Lotharek's U1MB. I saw guides of how to do an internal 64k upgrade, but anyone have a link for the proper RAM chips to buy on ebay? I hope the retro shops start offering all-in one part kits. Then there is video. Simius's Sophia seems the easiest and then dremel the 2-3 switch big enough for a DVI port. Is a cheap composite kit available, maybe using the hole where the RF is?
400 - Probably stay stock video - I can't imagine heavy typing but for games like Star Raiders and F-15 Strike Eagle it may be cool. Anyone have a ram upgrade?
Edited by seastalker, Fri May 25, 2018 10:41 AM.