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The Atari 1200XL is the black sheep of the 8-bit lineup.  Most folks believe it has some flaws.  No BASIC built in, and some software compatibility issues.  Heck, Atari pulled the machine off the market in less than a year to produce the "fixed" 800XL and 600XL instead. 

Still, the machine itself is beautiful.  It looks and feels great.  The cartridge slot is on the side, giving it a nice clean look.  And the joystick ports are mounted diagonally, which is pretty cool. 

I've been playing around with the 1200XL I recently picked up and enjoying it a lot.  I haven't found any software issues yet.  I like that I don't have to hold down "option" to disable BASIC while loading games.  I really like the way it looks and it makes me happy to have one. 

What do you all think of this model?


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