Congratulations on your purchase of the ATARI 800 Home Computer. You now own one of the most affordable, enjoyable, and easy-to-use computers for the home.
Affordable, because ATARI Computer equipment, programmes, applications, and games are priced within reach of the home computer user.
Enjoyable because not only will you have fun writing your own programmes, but there are also many programmes, games, and other applications available, so you can start using your ATARI 800 Home Computer right away. Home study, home office, and home entertainment programmes can all be purchased from your ATARI Computer retailer.
Of course Atari, being known for the superb graphics and sound capabilities of their Video Computer System games, have put these same qualities into their home computer. The graphics capabilities of the computer are demonstrated in all ATARI Computer programmes, especially Star Raiders and Missile Command. The computer’s sound capabilities include four independently programmable sound channels — unique to ATARI Home Computers.
The convenience begins when you set up your system using your own television set as a display unit. All the components easily interconnect with special plugs in a manner similar to connecting stereo equipment.