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Atari 8-Bit Computers: Frequently Asked Questions
Section - 1.8) What is the Atari 130XE?

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Released in 1985, the 130XE is the high-end version of the 65XE/800XE.

The 130XE offers 128K RAM, and includes the FREDDIE memory management chip.

The 130XE does not include the PBI port as on the 600XL/800XL, but it does
include the similar (though physically incompatible) Enhanced Cartridge
Interface (ECI).

Boot options:
   Atari BASIC (Rev. C)
      - Turn on computer with no cartridge inserted and no powered disk drive.
   Self Test program
      - Hold down [Option] while turning on the computer with no cartridge
        installed and no powered disk drive.
   Cartridge
      - Turn on computer with cartridge inserted.
   Cassette 
      1. Hold down [Start] while turning on the computer.  
         (System buzzer sounds.)
      2. Press [Play] on the program recorder.
      3. Press [Return] to load and run cassette program.
   Disk, with Atari BASIC enabled
      - Turn on computer with disk inserted in powered disk drive.
   Disk, with Atari BASIC disabled
      - Hold down [Option] while turning on computer with disk inserted in
        powered disk drive.

Versions of the Atari 130XE:

  o  NTSC (North America) version
     - TV Channel switch: 2 - 3

  o  PAL (Europe) version
     - No TV channel switch

  o  SECAM (France) version
     - FGTIA; PAL ANTIC
     - No TV jack
     - No TV channel switch
     - Color/Monochrome switch
     - a distant image of the rear of the unit, middle unit pictured here:
     http://www.silicium.org/oldskool/images/catalog/atari/atari_3xe_culs.jpg

The 130XE was made in Taiwan (common) and China (late production).

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