It may seem strange today, but there was a time when Atari made cutting-edge computers. That's right--the company sold modern computers with mice, MIDI inputs, hard drives, and high-resolution graphical user interfaces. Atari released the first member of this advanced computer series, the Atari 520ST, 25 years ago.
To celebrate the anniversary of this often overlooked but still influential series of computers, let's take a peek inside the ST line's most prominent model, the Atari 1040STf. With 1MB of memory and a colorful interface, the 1040STf gave the Macintosh a run for its money.
Photos by Benj Edwards
Can't get enough old-school tech teardowns? Check out some of my other workbench adventures:
* Atari 800
* Commodore 64
* Nintendo Family Computer, aka Famicom