The STE was Atari's answer to the Amiga 500. At that time, more and more
games took advantage of the Amiga specialities and therefore gamers
preferred the Amiga. The STE was still compatible to the old ST series and
was equipped with four joystick ports, a 4096 colour palette, stereo sound
and hardware scrolling. Although these enhancements were fine for games the
programmers didn't use them to keep their programs compatible with older
ST computers. The extra features were also not good enough to make ST users
buy the new machine.
The STE was not everywhere marketed as a game machine: in Germany, where the
ST was more considered as a business machine, it was sold as a music computer.
CPU/Clock speed:68000/8 MHz - 16/32-Bit
RAM:1 (4 MB) MB
Resolution:640*400 2 colours
Sound:4 channel Stereo
Operating system:TOS 1.06
Languages:Basic, C, Pascal, ...
Interfaces:MIDI, RS232, 4*Joystick, TV, Monitor
Storage:Disk (eingeb., 3.5"" 720KB), Hard disk, CD-ROM
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