Been intersting to read UK Press reviews of the 130XE at the time and the 'fear' that Atari was pushing the system as a buisness machine, rather than gaming platform and how it'd be ignored as Atari's main focus was on the ST.....
So fantastic to see custom 130XE's being used in this manner.
you will cry over this one. atari had a 320k 130xe in the works, and a 512k 130xe. with a 40/80 column chip in it, that could be changed on the fly. the 512k one was supposed to be battery backed up. the xf-551, was supposed to be a 3.5 inch drive, i know the guy who talked atari out of releasing it, and they went back to a 5&1/4 inch floppy.
so many authors of magazine articles, used the 130xe. they wanted more ram, and more storage on disk. by that time, the pc's were 3.5 inch disks. atari almost, and i say almost, for once, was going to support their market share, then backed out at the end, with some bad advise to boot.
i was stunned, i asked them why, they told me if you want a business machine, buy a pc. no kidding, they were that bad at business.