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No known owners (I still own one | I used to own one). I have seen one.
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1200XL, 1200XL-S, 600XL, 800XL, 1400XL, 1450XLD.
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Emphasis Gaming, Home computing, Programming
Timeline Support dropped: 1 January 1992, Production halted: 1983, Released: 1982
CPU type 6502C
CPU word length 8 bits
CPU clock rate 1.773 MHz, 1.79 MHz
ROM Size 16 KiB
RAM Size 64 KiB
Keyboard Typewriter keyboard
Number of keys 64
Graphics chip ANTIC, GTIA
Graphics modes 160x192x2, 160x192x4, 160x96x2, 160x96x4, 320x192x2, 40x24x4, 80x192x16, 80x192x9, 80x48x2, 80x48x4
Text modes 20x12x5, 20x24x5, 40x12x5, 40x19x2, 40x24x2, 40x24x5
Total number of colours 128, 256
Sound chip POKEY
Sound channels 2, 3, 4, 5
Octave range 4
Volume/DAC resolution 16
Sound output Mono
Cassette tape speed 300 bps, 1,400 bps, 4,800 bps
I/O Ports 2x Joystick, Cartridge, Monitor, SIO, TV output

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