Mega ST

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The Mega ST was launched in 1987 by Atari aimed at the professional market. It had a re-designed case consisting of a separate keyboard and CPU unit. It also included a Blitter chip to speed up graphics, and a battery backed clock.

The Mega ST computers were shipped with TOS 1.02 and featured several new features as follows:

  • - BLiTTER chip (for faster graphics).
  • - Internal expansion bus.
  • - Separate keyboard and CPU.
  • - Either two or four megabytes of RAM.
  • - Peripheral co-processor slot (for 68881 coprocessor, etc.).
  • - Battery powered clock.

It was eventually replaced by the upgraded Mega STE.

Magazine References

  • ST User, vol 3, issue 7, p51-52.
  • ST Log, issue 18, p68-72.