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Atari Mega ST 2

Atari Mega ST 2

Speed8 MHz
Memory2 MB
Hard Drive60  MB

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Atari

Atari ST

Release Date: 1/1/1987
Manufacturer: Atari
Original Retail Price:
Adjusted Inflation Price:
$1,199.95
$2,303.31*
 
The MEGA series was intended to be ‘professional’ versions of the 520 and 1040 ST lines. Still running a 68000 8 MHz processor, the MEGA computers could also be connected to a high quality laser printer that was a direct competitor to Apple’s LaserWriter (at a significantly lower price). This led to the Atari slogan ‘Power Without the Price’. The machine, like other ST’s, could be connected to a color or monochrome monitor and had a matching hard drive unit (as shown here). Unfortunately, the hard drive was proprietary making it difficult to upgrade to higher capacities in the later years. The machine was later replaced by the TT series of computers.

User Comments
one in the know on Saturday, January 25, 2014
Strange that there is no mention of the cutting-edge software written for Atari, particularly from Application Systems Heidelberg. Microsoft didn't get there until nearly 10 yrs later with Windows 95!
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