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Atari VCS Combination of Console And PC
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Atari VCS Combination of Console And PC

Powered by AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics Technology Atari has started taking pre-orders for their latest gaming console that will launch in early 2020. It will be a Linux-based gaming console and will allow you to play both old and new Atari games created recently. Atari has used crowdfunding process to make this console a reality.

The console was initially scheduled to launch in 2017, however, it was later decided to be released in late 2019 for crowdfunding purchasers and for new customers in early 2020.

Atari VCS comes in two versions i.e. Atari VCS 400 and Atari VCS 800. Both are compatible with the PC peripherals giving freedom and versatility that you can’t get in other systems.

Specifications: Atari

Dimensions: 11.6” x 5.9” x 1.9” (Approx.)

Weight:3 lbs. (Approx.)

Materials: Plastic, Metal, Wood

Operating System: Atari Custom Linux OS (Linux Kernel)

APU: AMD Raven Ridge 2

GPU: Ryzen

Storage: 32GB eMMC internal, unlimited external USB HD/stick, cloud (subscription required)

RAM: 8GB DDR4 RAM (upgradable)

Compatible Systems: Linux, Windows, Steam OS, Chrome OS

Power: Low TDP architecture – Less Heat & Noise

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 w/ HDCP 2.2 Integration


Internet Connection Required

Not for classic gaming but required to access all features


Capabilities and features:

Atari’s newest console is fully upgradeable and contains all new, classic, and remastered Atari games. Another great feature of this console is that it can stream content in 4K HDR quality using AMD Ryzen processor.

Atari VCS 800 bundle also comes with Atari controller and joystick.

The storage is expandable and can use sandbox mode to install other operating systems like Chrome, Windows or Ubuntu. Moreover, you can use apps like Steam to play PC games. This makes it a great console with full PC experience.

Atari VCS comes with more than 100 preloaded retro Atari arcade and home classics. Soon more games will be added to it.

Players and gamers can also create their own games for which Atari will provide free and open Atari VCS SDK which we think is a great change for young gamers and coders for showing their talent.

Atari VCS systems are designed for keeping modern technology in mind. And is capable of streaming 4K content.

Design :

There are different designs of the Atari VCS system available at different online stores. Atari VCS 800 Black Walnut All-In bundle with a new woodgrain faceplate available at Atari VCS 800 Kevlar Gold All-In bundle exclusively available at And red and black Atari VCS 800 Onyx All-In will be available at

Atari also offers its joystick at $49.99 and Controller for $59.99 which can be purchased separately.

You can order any of these consoles via online stores mentioned above. Atari consoles are new generations of gaming consoles that have the capability to become computer system. These consoles can transform your normal TV into a multimedia system. Now you do not have to purchase different devices to make your living room into an entertainment room, this Atari system will fulfill all your needs.

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