A favourite among Atari hackers and collectors, the Atari 1200XL was the first of the XL line of 8 bit computers that followed the Atari 400 and Atari 800 computers. While there is much to appreciate about the 1200XL, it was generally not well received when initially launched in 1982.
Arguably one of the nicest 16 KB computers ever released, the 8 bit Atari 600XL arrived in 1983. It was intended to be Atari’s new entry level model. It replaced the previous entry level Atari 400 Computer. The Atari 400, Atari 600XL and the Atari 5200 Game Console were all 16 KB systems.