Atari 65XE

A 33-year-old Computer by Atari

Emulated in MAME !

Information for the following ROM(s): a65xe a65xea


Atari 65XE © 1985 Atari Corporation.


Atari 65XE the Computer
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Introduced at the 1985 CES in Las Vegas. Retail Price was $99.99.

Jack Tramiel's Atari Corporation produced the final machines in the 8-bit series, which were the 65XE and 130XE (XE stood for XL-Expanded). They were announced in 1985, at the same time as the initial models in the Atari ST series, and visually resembled the Atari ST. Originally intended to be called the 900XLF, the 65XE was functionally equivalent to the 800XL minus the PBI connection. The 65XE (European version) and the 130XE had the Enhanced Cartridge Interface (ECI), which was electronically almost compatible with the Parallel Bus Interface (PBI), but physically smaller, since it was located next to the standard 400/800-compatible Cartridge Interface and provided only those signals that did not exist in the latter; ECI peripherals were expected to plug into both the standard Cartridge Interface and the ECI port.

The 65XE was 100% compatible with all of the Atari 400/800 and XL softwares.

Machine's bios.
Machine's picture.