The Oric Atmos was a British designed and built machine and was the successor to the Oric 1.
Oric International to released the Oric Atmos, which added a true keyboard and an updated V1.1 ROM to the Oric-1.
Otherwise the machine is identical to the 48K version of the machine.Soon after the Atmos was released, the modem, printer and 3-inch floppy disk drive originally promised for the Oric-1 were announced and released by the end of 1984.
At the rear, the machine has an RF socket out, an audio I/O socket, an RGB out, printer and disk drive ports, and the power socket.
Unfortunately the machine was no more reliable, with a voltage regulator that got extemely hot, and despite getting a new heat sink, it was not enough to stop it from failing.
RAM problems are common, but thankfully the chips used are still in fair supply, and anyone skilled with a soldering iron will be often successful in repairing them.
Other problems were a very unreliable tape loading system, and a lack of software.
Despite the hardware difficulties, the machine did sell well, especially in the Netherlands, and due to a good basic it is still popular with homebrew developers today, which still see new titles appearing regularly.
Our Oric Atmos is on display in our main gallery.
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