last ST / TT to every be produced ?

last ST / TT to every be produced ?

Post by calimer » Thu, 15 Feb 2007 18:15:44


I think that proteanthread ask for date when Atari stop with
production of ST, TT, Falcon and STacy ;) or ask for revision mark on
motherboard?
 
 
 

last ST / TT to every be produced ?

Post by proteanthr » Fri, 16 Feb 2007 00:39:22


naw, just the last model :-)

 
 
 

last ST / TT to every be produced ?

Post by proteanthr » Fri, 16 Feb 2007 00:39:37


but would be nice to know when :-)
 
 
 

last ST / TT to every be produced ?

Post by Mark Bedin » Fri, 16 Feb 2007 07:51:57


1994 IIRC. Atari did flog of alot of older bits and pieces too tho.
IIARC even STFM's were being sold at the time of their demise.

Mark
 
 
 

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Post by Tim Anders » Fri, 16 Feb 2007 11:50:32


I still can't beleive they ended on the Falcon 030, they were just
getting going when they released them, Awesome computer :)


Tim
 
 
 

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Post by Ronald J. » Fri, 16 Feb 2007 13:09:14


Agreed! Oh what I would give, if they could have lasted just that little
bit longer and gotten the next Falcon model out the door. The one with an
'040 processor, internal slots, CDROM etc,...

Imagine what the ever innovative Atari community could have done with that!

:)

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Post by Greg Goodw » Fri, 16 Feb 2007 13:50:35

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~~I would like to count the clones kinda in the line too. Like the Milan
040/060.

And to me, the CT060 is a whole new level of the Atari ST realm. There are
Falcons, and then there are Falcon 060's. :)

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Post by Louis Holl » Fri, 16 Feb 2007 18:18:25

On Wed, 14 Feb 2007 23:09:14 -0500, "Ronald J. Hall"




It's funny afterwards reading those lines: they gave us the CD drive
when the world simply wouldn't want it... and more. And when we wanted
it, they were too late getting it out time and time again. I said it
before and I say it again: Atari died because of their own stoopid
logistics.

Louis
 
 
 

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Post by David Wad » Sun, 18 Feb 2007 19:18:47


I can, being around at the time. I bought an STE because I wanted to write
MIDI programs. At the time I bought it it cost around the same price as a PC
midi card. 00 or say $/?400 It was an affordable computerer. And on adding
a second floppy I could write decent programs using the free Sozobon
compiler which worked well. Later when I could afford it I added a 40
megabyte hard drive. I then used this to program. I wrote and adpated games
for my kids. I wrote a program to get the Sysex data from my Yamaha organ,
edit iot and write it back. All in All a very nice affordable machine but
already starting to look dated next to PCs.

On the other hand I think perhaps the STE was the machine that finished
Atari off. It could still only do a 64 color display. It had no expansion
capabilites. SCSI adaptors still cost a small fortune. No where to go up at
a reasonable price.

Then look at the Falcon, which should have been the next step up. From
looking through old adds I can see the cost was ,300 / $ 2,600. At the
time this was prohibitvely expensive for any one other than the
proffessional musician. Yes it could do Hard Disk recording but only a small
fraction of the public wanted that. And at the lower end STs were starting
to look very sad against PCs with VGA displays....

Nope not suprised it was their swan song.
> >> > Tim

Dave.

P.S. and then there was my favourite gripe. The Atari Developer Program. It
cost more to join that than the cost of the Atari. Talk about cash cow...
 
 
 

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Post by Ronald J. » Mon, 19 Feb 2007 07:43:16


Wow! What model was that? I bought the first one I could find available in
my area, for $799 base model. Added a small internal HD and RAM, had a
total of around $1000 in it...

Thanks.

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Post by David Wad » Tue, 20 Feb 2007 03:09:56


small >>>> fraction of the public wanted that. And at the lower end STs were
starting >>>> to look very sad against PCs with VGA displays.... >> >> Wow! What model was that? I bought the first one I could find available in >> my area, for $799 base model. Added a small internal HD and RAM, had a >> total of around $1000 in it... >>

Ronald,

I only found sterling prices. I guess we had the old thing where US prices
were cheaper. The price was for a 14meg model with HDD included. But how
much was the base ST(e) in the US at that time $250 dollars? Three times the
price for the Falcon! I cannot deny its three times the machine, but
considering the original STs targeted young folks for games play it was out
of their budget....

Dave
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Post by Ronald J. » Tue, 20 Feb 2007 06:59:29


As far as I can remember, and someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but
I believe the base model STe at that time was $399.00 in my area.

I'd have to agree though, for non-dedicated Atari fans, it was probably a
bit on the steep side... :(

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