ATARI 600XL Retro Computer with 6502C 8-bit CPU from 1983
ATARI 600XL and 800XL are 8-bit computer from the XL line released in 1983. The 6502C 8-bit CPU from MOS Technology runs at 1.79MHz for NTSC users and 1.77MHz for PAL users. 600XL is smaller and features 16KB RAM (although it can be expanded to 64KB). The ROM is 24KB: 16KB for the OS and 4KB for the BASIC interpreter.
ATARI 600XL features various ports:
SIO (Serial Input/Output) for attaching peripheral devices
7 DIN for power input
5 PIN for a monitor
RF antenna output for a TV
2 control ports for joysticks
a cartridge port
The video includes unboxing, getting started and playing games with a do-it-yourself controller. Several years ago I purchased this ATARI 600XL as a used item. It is not in a perfect condition but was excellent value for money in a original styrofoam packaging with accessories, including a cartridge with the legendary game Pac-Man. Although the computer is made in Hong Kong, the cartridge is made in the USA. To play any games I needed an appropriate controller. Unfortunately, as of the moment I do not own an original joystick so instead thanks to PCBway, the sponsor of the video, I decided to go for a do it yourself solution. I ordered a blue printed circuit board which was quickly delivered by DHL.