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Atari VCS Australian pricing set at $849.95 AUD

Atari VCS Australian pricing has today been set at $849.95 AUD, an absolutely whopping price point for a PC, console hybrid device.

Specs for the device are as follows:

Features Spec

Operating System

Atari Custom Linux OS (Linux Kernel)

APU

AMD Raven Ridge 2

GPU

AMD Ryzen

Storage

32GB eMMC fixed internal; internal M.2 SSD slot; unlimited external USB HD/stick; cloud (subscription required)

RAM*

8GB DDR4 RAM (upgradable)

Compatible Systems

Linux, Windows, Steam OS, Chrome OS

Wireless Connections

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4/5GHz, Bluetooth 4.0

Wired Connections

HDMI 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet, 4x USB 3.1

USB Ports

2x front, 2x rear

External Inputs

Classic Joystick, Modern Controller, Microphone, Others TBD

Mouse & Keyboard Support

Yes, USB or Bluetooth

4K video with HDCP 2.2 Integration

Yes

Internet Connection Required

Not for classic gaming but required to access all features

Dimensions

11.6″ x 5.9″ x 1.9″ (Approx.)

Weight

3 lbs. (Approx.)

Materials

Plastic, Metal, Wood

 

The console also promises it’s “compatible with most PC periperals” and offers 4K, 60FPS streaming “of your favourite TV/movie services available on the app store.” It also includes 100 free Atari console classics like Missile Command.

If you’ve got money to burn ahead of the console’s November 2020 release — and you know, don’t want to save that for an Xbox Series X or PS5 — you can pre-order the device here.

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