Atari VCS
Linux Format|December 2021
Monetising nostalgia should be an easy win for Atari so Matt Safford can‘t believe it’s created another E.T.
Matt Safford

SPECS

OS: Atari Linux OS (Debian based) CPU: AMD Ryzen embedded R1606 2.6GHz, two cores, four threads GPU: AMD Radeon Vega 3 1.2GHz RAM: 8GB DDR4 SSD: 32GB eMMC fixed, M.2 slot Comms: Wi-Fi 802.11n 2.4/5GHz, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit ethernet Ports: HDMI 2.0, four USB 3.1 (two front, two rear) Size: 29.5×15.0 ×4.8 cm Weight: 1.3kg

Modelling itself after the venerable Atari 2600 that launched in 1977, the modern VCS made its debut via a YouTube teaser in 2017. The company followed that up with a crowdfunding campaign the following year, promising to deliver devices in mid-2019. Here we are a couple of years later, and the VCS has finally made its way to retail.

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