Its an awesome time for retro fans at the moment and heres some more great news:

  • Atari been hyping up their launch of new console for many months now, but before nothing but a fancy box with lights were shown, but now we finally get some solid hardware specs. of what inside the retro-wooden-styled Atari's new console, check it out below:

    • Unit Dimensions 14.5" x 5.3" x 1.6"
    • Unit Weight 3 lbs.
    • Materials Plastic, Metal, Wood
    • Operating System Linux OS based on Ubuntu (Linux Kernel 4.10)
    • Compatible Systems Linux
    • Power Low TDP architecture - Less Heat & Noise
    • Connections HDMI 2.0, 2.4/5GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit Ethernet, 4xUSB 3.0
    • External Inputs Classic Joystick, Modern Controller, Microphone
    • Storage 32GB eMMC, external HD, SD card
    • RAM 4GB DDR4 RAM
    • Memory 32GB eMMC
    • CPU Bristol Ridge A10
    • GPU Radeon R7
    • HDCP Integration HDCP 2.2
    • Second Screen (Screencasting) Yes
    • Cloud Storage Yes. Additional Service Offering
    • Required Internet Connection Not for classic gaming but required to access all features
    • Cross Game Chat Skype, Discord, etc.
    • Voice Commands 4-front facing mic array
    • Subscription Needed? No. Includes cloud and other services.
    • Live Streaming Yes with
    • Mouse & Keyboard Support Yes

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    “We are happy with the progress we are making on Atari VCS and thrilled that fans finally have a chance to reserve the first ones,” said Michael Arzt, Atari COO of Connected Devices. “Atari VCS will give fans a lot of freedom to game, stream, connect and customize their experience like never before. The entire Atari team is working hard to deliver this unique platform and can't wait for fans to get their hands on it. We’ll have exciting reveals and announcements between now and then so stay tuned!”
    Additionally, the Atari VCS platform will support 4K resolution, HDR and 60FPS content, onboard and expandable cloud storage options, dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0, as well as USB 3.0 support. Moreover the proprietary Atari VCS User Interface that the device packs integrates optional voice control and a web browser for full access to the internet.

    A new Atari VCS launch video accompanied the announcement: (see the video below)

    And what about games? Every Atari VCS comes with the Atari Vault collection of more than 100 classics like Asteroids, Centipede, Breakout, Missile Command, Gravitar and Yars’ Revenge. (see the video below)

    And that's as much as we know for now but the team behind the Atari VCS previously said that "a growing list of games, especially a full range of popular modern titles, will be announced at later dates". Nevertheless, the Indiegogo campaign page is touting the device as a "gaming and home entertainment streaming device with open platform for creativity and customization". This might entice tinkerers as the platform runs on Linux and might evolve into a community investing in independent software development for the console.

    However this revival of the Atari brand in the console market does not come cheap. The less pricey option is the Atari VCS Onyx priced at $199 USD (without controllers), and that for a limited time. Other options include extra controllers or even the $299 USD Indiegogo-exclusive Atari VCS Day One Collector’s Edition, also available only for a limited time. Nevertheless, there seem to be a lot of people interested in the product as its campaign has raised 1819% of its initial goal (over $1.8 million) at the time of writing, with a month left before the backing ends.
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    The Atari VCS has an expected delivery date of July 2019. But the big question is, do you like the 'specs.' posted above? And if so, will you pre-order one, or what until next year?