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"Mark Metzler wrote: I was in WalMart last night, and I swung by the Electronics area. I was curious as to how much a replacement drive would cost me for my PC at home, which has a 17gb drive in it. They had a 80gig drive sitting on the shelf next to the surge suppressors for $70. Never mind that it comes with the software to copy everything to the new drive. So I stood there trying to do the math on what it would cost to equate that volume of storage with ST506 drives at $1995.00 a pop. My head started hurting, so I rounded the ST506 to $2000. It would take 16,000 ST506ís to reach the memory of the drive in WalMart (again sitting on the shelf, not behind a locked cabinet). At $2000.00 a pop, it would cost me $32,000,000.00. Now that would have been a nice sale, but would have been stolen by Jim Scharffe or Mike Daniel. Here is another perspective. If stacked on top of one another, they would be as tall as a 667 story building. If from sea level, they would stack high enough to top the tallest building in Downtown Denver. If sold with a cabinet and power supply, Josef Rabinowitz would be retired. "

"Ohmigod! I'm reminded of when I worked for Heath Kline at Priority One Electronics in Chatsworth...and before that for Galaxy Computers in Woodland Hills when the Commodore 64 was introduced! We thought it huge compared to the Timex Sinclair...."

"We both have been into computers since 1970's & currently own 6 OSBORNE's in working condition. Although we use DOS now, we miss cpm & how actually FAST it was compared to Windows. We miss dBase. Append as well instead of Access now. We still have data on 5 1/4" discs we need to put into the dos machines we use now. Sorry to hear you are leaving the business - we certainly hope you find a buyer who will keep the collection intact! Best to you & your wonderful efforts!"


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Atari XE (XEGS)
Atari XE (XEGS)

This Atari XE Videogame system comes complete with (2) 1050 external floppy drives, model 1020 printer/plotter, model SX212 modem and video light gun. Known as the XEGS. Atari introduced this video game machine to compete with Nintendo and SEGA but it never really met the sales goal of Tramiel and company. Detached keyboard was nice and the pastel buttons looked good but it sold less than the Atari 2600 and 7800 machines. The XEGS was virually the same machine as the 65XE but marketed to different users.

SPECIFICATIONS:
NAME   Atari XE (XEGS)
MANUFACTURER   Atari
TYPE   Video Game
ORIGIN   USA
YEAR   1987
LAST RUN  1992
QUANTITY BUILT 
OPERATING SYSTEM XL O/S
CPU   6502C
SPEED   1.79MHz
RAM   64Kb
ROM   24Kb
TEXT MODES   40x24 text
GRAPHIC MODES   320x192 16 colors(256 max)
I/O PORTS   catridge, joysticks, composite video, serial
POWER SUPPLY   External adapters
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