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 colour or monochrome monitor and had a matching hard drive unit.
The machine was enhanced by its 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.
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David Arnold and the Atari ST Computer