Atari is bringing the Atari VCS to the market to appeal to the nostalgia of gamers. Now that the retro-inspired console is available for pre-order, the company has also revealed the Atari VCS Specs down to the T.
According to Atari VCS specs, the console comes packed with a custom 7th generation Bristol Ridge APU which combines the Bristol Ridge A10 CPU and Radeon R7 GPU.
Furthermore, the console features 32GB of eMMC storage along with 4 GB of DDR4 RAM which seems a quite low but, given that Switch also uses the same amount of RAM we speculate that Atari will be able to utilize it effectively.
Not only that, the Atari VCS comes with mouse and keyboard support right out of the box which hints that Atari is quite serious about its console and trying to appeal to a wider audience. Check out the full Atari VCS Specs below:
|Unit Dimensions||14.5″ x 5.3″ x 1.6″|
|Unit Weight||3 lbs.|
|Materials||Plastic, Metal, Wood|
|Operating System||Linux OS based on Ubuntu (Linux Kernel 4.10)|
|Power||Low TDP architecture – Less Heat & Noise|
|Connections||HDMI 2.0, 2.4/5GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit Ethernet, 4xUSB 3.0|
|External Inputs||Classic Joystick, Modern Controller, Microphone|
|Storage||32GB eMMC, external HD, SD card|
|RAM||4GB DDR4 RAM|
|CPU||Bristol Ridge A10|
|HDCP Integration||HDCP 2.2|
|Second Screen (Screencasting)||Yes|
|Cloud Storage||Yes. Additional Service Offering|
|Required Internet Connection||Not for classic gaming but required to access all features|
|Cross Game Chat||Skype, Discord, etc.|
|Voice Commands||4-front facing mic array|
|Subscription Needed?||No. Includes cloud and other services.|
|Live Streaming||Yes with Twitch.tv|
|Mouse & Keyboard Support||Yes|
What do you think of the Atati VCS specifications? Do you think Atari VCS will be able to find success in the console market? Let us know in the comments.