The computer

Although it was produced in limited quantity for a few months only, the Atari 1200XL is common in the USA. Still, it remains much more difficult to acquire for European collectors like me.

Atari 1200XL Top

Top

Atari 1200XL Keyboard, left

Keyboard, left

Atari 1200XL Keyboard, right

Keyboard, right

Atari 1200XL Rear

Rear

Atari 1200XL Left side

Left side

Atari 1200XL Joystick connectors close-up

Joystick connectors close-up

Atari 1200XL Right side

Right side

Atari 1200XL Bottom

Bottom

Nowadays, I am still amazed by the timeless modern look of the XL series. An Atari XL (800XL) was recently included in a French auction of 2.000 objects with iconic design, ranging from Dieter RAMS (for Braun) to Le Corbusier (who was credited for a radio).

Made in

Atari 1200XL Made in USA

Made in USA

Atari 1200XL Made in Taiwan

Made in Taiwan

The connectors

Atari 1200XL Rear close-up #1

Rear close-up #1

Atari 1200XL Rear close-up #2

Rear close-up #2

The superb Atari logo on boot up

Atari 1200XL Rainbow logo on boot up #1

Rainbow logo on boot up #1

Atari 1200XL Rainbow logo on boot up #2

Rainbow logo on boot up #2

Atari 1200XL Rainbow logo on boot up #3

Rainbow logo on boot up #3

PEEK identification

Using 'PEEK' commands in BASIC to find out about the OS, Basic and GTIA versions.

Atari 1200XL PEEKs to important addresses

PEEKs to important addresses

For your information, the results are:
PEEK(53268) = 15
PEEK(65528) = 191
PEEK(65527) = 10
PEEK(43234) = 162