Dinosaur Sightings: Computers from 1984-1989

Atari Stacy

Atari had talked for years about having a portable Atari ST computer system, but it did not arrive until very late in 1989 - on Dec 9, 1989 the Stacy finally received FCC approval.

Originally designed to operate on 12 standard C cell flashlight batteries, this proved insuffient to operate the Stacy for an extended period of time. With 4Megs of RAM and a hard drive, 15 minutes of use was about all the life the batteries could give you. Additionally, the 15 pound / 7 kg Stacy with external power-pack is somewhat inconvenient to lug around.

Reprinted with permission from Oldcomputers.net

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