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I have never owned an Atari computer but I love 8 bit machines and have been toying with the idea of getting one. I've had a look around the interwebs and I like the cheesy look of the 1600 XEGS.

 

Is it a good place to start on the Atari 8 bit computing road? It seems to be pretty compatible but I thought I'd ask you guys. :)

 

Also; Silly Question 374b - Is it compatible with 2600 carts?

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You mean The Atari XE Game System ? the one with detachable Keyboard ?.. that one is mostly a ok machine.

 

It has composite video output and audio output in addition to the RF output.

 

The quality of the pcb can be weak on some examples, so it may be smart to do a little resoldering on spots with little or cracked solder.

 

I have 2 of those myself and they seems to work pretty good.

 

No its not compitabel with 2600 games.. But the Atari 7800 console is Compitabel with atari 2600 and Atari 7800 games.

 

Regards.

Jan.

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The quality of the pcb can be weak on some examples, so it may be smart to do a little resoldering on spots with little or cracked solder.

I smile when I see posts like this. Thirty year old computers with weak pcbs ;)

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Well, I think I'm going to make the plunge then. Thanks guys for helping me out. :)

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