1.8) What is the Atari 130XE?

Introduced in January 1985 alongside the 65XE, 65XEP (never shipped), and
65XEM (announced but not shown; never shipped), the Atari 130XE was the high-
end machine in the new range of XE computers that would replace the Atari
600XL/800XL while maintaining compatibility with the earlier models.

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).

While 1200XL/600XL/800XL keyboard key labels used capital letters exclusively,
on 65XE/130XE keyboards only the first letter of the word is capitalized.
Also, the [DELETE BACK SPACE] key from the 1200XL/600XL/800XL is labeled
[Delete Bk Sp] on the 65XE/130XE.

The 130XE offers 128KiB RAM, and has the Atari XL OS and Atari BASIC on ROM.

System initialization types supported:
- Atari BASIC: Turn on computer with no cartridge inserted and no powered
   disk drive #1.
- Self Test program: Hold down [Option] while turning on the computer with no
   cartridge inserted and no powered disk drive #1.
- Cartridge: Turn on computer with cartridge inserted. (disables BASIC)
- Cassette boot: (boot cassette may or may not require BASIC or cartridge)
    1. - With BASIC or with cartridge (cartridge disables BASIC):
           Hold down [Start] while turning on the computer.
       - With no cartridge and without BASIC:
           Hold down both [Start] and [Option] while turning on the computer.
       (system buzzer sounds)
    2. Press [PLAY] on the program recorder with boot cassette inserted.
    3. Press [Return] on the computer.
- Disk boot: (boot disk may or may not require BASIC or cartridge inserted)
    - With BASIC or with cartridge (cartridge disables BASIC):
        Turn on computer with boot disk inserted in powered disk drive #1.
    - With no cartridge and without BASIC:
        Hold down [Option] while turning on computer with boot disk inserted
        in powered disk drive #1.

Versions of the Atari 130XE:
  o  Domestic version for NTSC M television (North America)
     - 6502 MPU (Atari SALLY), C014806
     - ANTIC NTSC 'E' version, C021697
     - GTIA NTSC version, C014805
     - 14KiB Operating System ROM
        - Most units: XL OS Rev.2, C061598
        - Late units: XL OS Rev.3, C300717
     - Atari BASIC Rev. C (8KiB ROM), C024947
     - Monitor port is Atari 5-pin
     - Television Jack for RF output
     - TV Channel Select Switch on back of computer selects RF channel: 2 or 3
     - TV Switch Box and TV Video Cable both supplied with computer
  o  PAL versions for PAL B/G television (Europe) or PAL I television (UK)
     - 6502 MPU (Atari SALLY), C014806
     - ANTIC PAL 'B' version, C021698
     - GTIA PAL version, C014889
     - 14KiB Operating System ROM
        - Most units: XL OS Rev.2, C061598
        - Late units: XL OS Rev.3, C300717
     - Atari BASIC Rev. C (8KiB ROM), C024947
     - Monitor port is Atari 5-pin
     - Television Jack for RF output
     - No TV Channel Select Switch
     - TV output: RF channel 4 (PAL B version) or 36 (PAL G/PAL I versions)
     - TV Video Cable supplied with computer
  o  SECAM version (France)
     - 6502 MPU (Atari SALLY), C014806
     - ANTIC PAL 'B' version, C021698
     - FGTIA, C020120
     - 14KiB Operating System ROM
        - Most units: XL OS Rev.2, C061598
        - Late units: XL OS Rev.3, C300717
     - Atari BASIC Rev. C (8KiB ROM), C024947
     - Monitor port is Atari SECAM 6-pin
     - No Television Jack
     - No TV Channel Select Switch
     - Color Mono switch on back of computer to affect video output
     - TV cable (Monitor port to SCART/Peritel) supplied with computer

Manuals:
- Atari 130XE Personal Computer Owner's Manual C025951
- Atari 130XE Reference Manual (field service manual)

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