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  1. It's fun to imagine where this might have gone had Atari not shifted their strategy entirely to PC's after the '83 video game crash (and if more of us here had the time, it'd be an awesome project platform to start producing an open interface with many of the aforementioned expansion cards), but the potential of the 1090 was always limited by the 8-bit XL series itself—IMO it's a cool relic of transition and adaptation to changing technological markets, done just a bit too late.
  2. I know that very few with the cover (which is actually metal) were made, and my source for the exact number 5 is this post: http://marc.info/?l=classiccmp&m=104965963222931&w=2 Here's a link to the page talking specifically about the cards: http://www.atarimuseum.com/computers/8bits/xl/xl_protos/cards.html They're next to impossible to find, though. Coincidentally, another eBay seller has a PSU he claims to be compatible with the 1090: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1090-1027-Power-Supply-AC-Adapter-9-5-VAC-4-2A-40VA-Orig-Atari-New-in-Box-/130888127546 (it's the same one used for the 1027 printer). The idea of doing a reproduction run of it is quite popular: http://atariage.com/forums/topic/108759-a-reproduction-of-the-atari-1090xl/
  3. Hi everyone! I just listed an Atari 1090 XL Expansion System, a prototype model of which ~50 were produced and only ~5 with the original beige cover, on eBay. It was designed in 1983 for use with the 600XL and 800XL and a few expansion cards were made (but I'm not lucky enough to have any). http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/291849042910? I started it at 99¢. Let me know if you have any questions or comments and Happy collecting! – Jake
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