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Flashback X has no SD slot?

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So I noticed the Atari Flashback X is now up on the Atgames web site. I assume it will be on the market around November 15th 2019. While I love that they finally made a mini console that actually looks right, it appears from the owners manual that there is no longer an SD card slide like on the Flashback 9, meaning no way to run additional ROMs on it.  Bummer!  (pardon me if this is already mentioned in another thread somewhere)

2019-10-24 13_48_04-Atari Flashback® X – AtGames Flashback Zone.jpg

AtariFlashbackXManual.pdf

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3 minutes ago, calico1997 said:

So I noticed the Atari Flashback X is now up on the Atgames web site. I assume it will be on the market around November 15th 2019. While I love that they finally made a mini console that actually looks right, it appears from the owners manual that there is no longer an SD card slide like on the Flashback 9, meaning no way to run additional ROMs on it.  Bummer!  (pardon me if this is already mentioned in another thread somewhere)

2019-10-24 13_48_04-Atari Flashback® X – AtGames Flashback Zone.jpg

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It's already out and will continue to expand to other retailers. There's a standard version, with 110 games, and a special Sam's Club edition with 120 games. 

There's no SD card slot, but you can still do a simple hack to let you add more games: https://armchairarcade.com/perspectives/2019/10/21/atari-flashback-x-2019-upgrade-to-support-external-usb-drives/

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Wow, nice to see there's already a procedure for this.  But it's a lot more than popping in an SD card.  Thanks for all the great information Sir!

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18 minutes ago, calico1997 said:

Wow, nice to see there's already a procedure for this.  But it's a lot more than popping in an SD card.  Thanks for all the great information Sir!

True, but it's just something that wasn't allowed for this year.

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"There's no SD card slot, but you can still do a simple hack to let you add more games: https://armchairarcade.com/perspectives/2019/10/21/atari-flashback-x-2019-upgrade-to-support-external-usb-drives/"

Thanks Bill.  This hack puts the X back on the table for me.  I wasn't interested in a cosmetic upgrade without an sd card option but this might tip the scales to buy the X and mod it, especially with better paddle support.

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