Atari 520ST (boxed) + External hard drive + software

In 1985 Atari Corporation introduced its new 16-bit computer system. It was called the 520ST, 520 being the memory size and ST for Sixteen/Thirty Two bit processor. The Atari ST originally had its OS delivered on floppy disk since the OS ROMs were not ready for shipping. The 520ST represented a major step forward in computer design and OS design. However many rough spots do show through and this most likely is a result of the machine being rushed market to gain a lead on the soon to be released Amiga computer system which was bought by Commodore and the money that Atari had been supplying to Amiga for development to use the technology in the Atari 1850XL computer before the Tramiels bought Atari was paid back.

The ST computer utilized the Digital Research GEM interface for a graphics environment. (As an interesting note, Apple Computer sued Digital Research for the GEM "Look & Feel" on the PC version and Digital Research was forced to change it, however Apple never sued Atari or Digital for the version used on the Atari ST's. Perhaps Apple felt that the Atari ST's were not going to be a enough of a threat to merit a lawsuit.)

This system was very kindly donated by Donated by Clare Hayes-Bradley

Manufacturer: Atari
Date: 1985

Atari 520ST (boxed) + External hard drive + software Manuals:

Item Manufacturer Date
Olivetti DE523 System and Serial Printers Olivetti
Olivetti DE 520 System General Manual Olivetti
Olivetti DE 520 System and Magnetic Tapes Olivetti
Commodore Technote - Addressing Change Commodore
IBM System/360 Concepts & Terminology IBM 1965
Control Data 6000 Series Computer Systems Control Data Corporation 1966
Bulletin Applications Development Control Data Corporation September 1966
IBM System 360 Operating System FORTRAN IV (G and H) Programmers Guide IBM July 1969
Control Data Central Computer - Volume 1 CDC Control Data 22-02-1973
Control Data Central Computer - Volume 2 CDC Control Data 22-02-1973
IBM - Virtual Machine/System Product - VM/Pass-Through Facility - General Information - Release 3 IBM October 1986

Magazines RELATED to Atari 520ST (boxed) + External hard drive + software in our Library

Item Manufacturer Date
Monitor - The UK Atari Computer Owners Club - Issue 10
Antic - The Atari Resource May 1983 May 1983
Antic - The Atari Resource June 1983 June 1983
Antic - The Atari Resource August 1983 August 1983
Antic - The Atari Resource September 1983 September 1983
Antic - The Atari Resource November 1983 November 1983
Antic - The Atari Resource January 1984 January 1984
Antic - The Atari Resource February 1984 February 1984
Antic - The Atari Resource April 1984 April 1984
Antic - The Atari Resource June 1984 June 1984
Antic - The Atari Resource October 1984 October 1984
Atari User - May 1985 May 1985
Atari User - June 1985 June 1985
Antic - The Atari Resource June 1985 June 1985
Practical Computing - June1985 June 1985
Personal Computer World - June 1985 01-06-1985
Atari User - August 1985 August 1985
Atari User - September 1985 September 1985
Practical Computing - September 1985 September 1985
Atari User - October 1985 October 1985
Atari User - November 1985 November 1985
Atari User - February 1986 February 1986
Atari User - March 1986 March 1986
Personal Computer World Special: Business Computing The 1986 Survival Guide April 1986
Atari User - April 1986 April 1986
Antic - The Atari Resource April 1986 April 1986
Atari User - May 1986 May 1986
Practical Computing - August 1986 August 1986
Atari User - January 1987 January 1987
Atari User - February 1987 February 1987
Personal Computer World - February 1987 01-02-1987
Atari User - April 1987 April 1987
Atari User - May 1987 May 1987
Atari User - June 1987 June 1987
Atari User - July 1987 July 1987
The Micro User - July 1987 - Vol 5 No 5 Database Publications Ltd July 1987
Atari User - August 1987 August 1987
Atari User - September 1987 September 1987
Atari User - November 1987 November 1987
Atari User - March 1988 March 1988
Atari User - July 1988 July 1988
Atari User - August 1988 August 1988
The Micro User - April 1989 - Vol 7 No 2 Database Publications Ltd April 1989
PCW Focus - May 1989 01-05-1989
Personal Computer World - December 1990 01-12-1990
Byte January 1986 16-09-2009
Byte June 1986 16-09-2009

Other Systems Related To Atari 520ST (boxed) + External hard drive + software:

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 520 STM Atari 1st January 1985
Atari 1040 STE Atari 1986
Atari 520 STM Atari 12th September 1986
Atari Mega ST 2 Atari 1987
Atari ST Mega 1040 Tower Power Atari 1988
Atari Portfolio Atari 1989
Atari 520 STE Atari 1989
Atari 1040STF Atari 1989
Atari TT030 Atari 1990
Atari Falcon Atari 1990
Atari Mega/STE Atari 1991

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH34261. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

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