Atari Mega ST 2

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.

The machine was enhanced by it's use of a battery backed clocked, a Blitter coprocessor which assisted mainly in speeding up graphics and a CPU expansion port. Inside it contains a 720k floppy drive and 2mb of RAM.

Manufacturer: Atari
Date: 1987

Atari Mega ST 2 Manuals:

Item Manufacturer Date
Atari ST Computer Owners Mnaual Atari 1986
Atari ST Basic Sourcebook & Tutorial Atari 1986
Atari ST Engineering Hardware Specification Atari 07-01-1986
AMOS The Creator User Guide Mandarin 1990
AMOS 3D User Guide Mandarin 1990
AMOS Compiler User Guide Mandarin 1991

Magazines RELATED to Atari Mega ST 2 in our Library

Item Manufacturer Date
Practical Computing - September 1988
Practical Computing - June 1988
Computer Shopper April 1986 April 1986
Personal Computer World - September 1986 01-09-1986
Your Computer - November 1986 November 1986
Personal Computer World - January 1987 01-01-1987
Personal Computer World - February 1987 01-02-1987
Personal Computer World - June 1987 01-06-1987
Practical Computing - August 1987 August 1987
Personal Computer World - October 1987 01-10-1987
Personal Computer World - November 1987 November 1987
PC World Focus March 1989 Number 1 March 1989
Personal Computer World - May 1989 01-05-1989
Personal Computer World - June 1989 01-06-1989
Personal Computer World - July 1989 July 1989
Personal Computer World - August 1989 01-08-1989
Personal Computer World - October 1989 October 1989
Personal Computer World - November 1989 01-11-1989
Personal Computer World - December 1989 01-12-1989
Personal Computer World - February 1990 01-02-1990
Personal Computer World - January 1995 January 1995
Acorn User - November 1988 27-05-2009
Acorn User - February 1989 27-05-2009

Other Systems Related To Atari Mega ST 2:

Item Manufacturer Date
Atari 800 Atari November 1979
Atari 400 Atari November 1979
Atari 400 with Aftermarket Keyboard Atari November 1979
Atari 1200XL Atari 1982
Atari 800XL Atari 1983
Atari 600XL Atari June 1983
Atari 520 STFM Atari 1985
Atari 65XE Atari 1985
Atari 520ST (boxed) + External hard drive + software Atari 1985
Atari 520 STM Atari 1st January 1985
Atari 1040 STE Atari 1986
Atari 520 STM Atari 12th September 1986
Atari ST Mega 1040 Tower Power Atari 1988
Atari Portfolio Atari 1989
Atari 520 STE Atari 1989
Atari 1040STF Atari 1989
Atari Stacy 2 Atari 9th December 1989
Atari TT030 Atari 1990
Atari Falcon Atari 1990
Atari Mega/STE Atari 1991

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH28563. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

Atari Mega ST 2

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