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1450 XLD

The Atari 1450 XLD has the same characteristics as the Atari 1400 XL.

Like the 1400 XL, it has a built-in modem (Bell 103 compatible, 300 baud) and the speech synthesiser chip (SC-02). Contrary to the other Atari, it uses a parallel disk drive controller (a much faster arrangement) instead of the SIO interface.

Apparently The 1450 was not released because they were having problems getting the parallel disk drive controller to work properly.

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The 1400XL and 1450XLD never got to production largely because new machines like the Commodore 64 were shifting the market away from premium systems like the Apple II and more toward budget systems for the casual user. In response, Atari discontinued the 1200XL and concentrated their efforts on the low cost 600XL and 800XL.

Tuesday 18th March 2014
Bryan Edewaard


NAME  1450 XLD
TYPE  Home Computer
YEAR  1982
KEYBOARD  Full-stroke keyboard, same as 1200xl
CPU  MOS 6502C
SPEED  1.92 MHz
CO-PROCESSOR  GTIA (video output, sprites), POKEY (sound, I/O), ANTIC (video, display lists), FREDDY (memory manager)
RAM  64 KB
ROM  16 KB (the Basic is on a cardridge)
TEXT MODES  five text modes, max: 40 x 24, min: 20 x 12
GRAPHIC MODES  12 graphic modes, maximum : 320 x 192
COLORS  16 colors with 16 intensities
SOUND  four channels, 3.5 octaves
SIZE / WEIGHT  Unknown
I/O PORTS  RGB, cartridge, Expansion port, Tape, RS232, Joystick
BUILT IN MEDIA  One or Two 5.25'' FDDs
OS  ROM Based

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