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Atari 2080STf

Postby tom-cat » Fri Jun 03, 2005 2:48 pm

Hi All !

I have obtained an Atari 2080STf yesterday. After a bit of cleaning (didn't open it up since it still has the warranty seal on it) you can see how it looks here (pictures taken with a VGA camera of a Sony Clie handheld - so they aren't the best):

http://retrospec.sgn.net/users/tomcat/2080/

I couldn't find much info about it on the net though. According to some sites it is very rare, and according to some others it has been sold in Europe but not for that long... This site says only a few dozen or so are out there ???

http://www.atari-computermuseum.de/2080stf.htm

Anyway - anyone knows about how rare this machine really is and how much is it worth ?

It is very nice... I love the floppy with the huuuge eject button and the extra memory...

Best regards,
Tomaz

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Postby 030falcon030 » Fri Jun 03, 2005 3:31 pm

i would not worry about the warranty sticker im pretty sure it has no warranty
hmmm:/
I have an ste 4mb... with a 20mb powerdrive slimline and a cumana external fdd.
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Postby keili » Fri Jun 03, 2005 3:38 pm

You can trust the information of the Atari computermuseum. You now have a vera, very rare ST :D , but i can't say anything about the worth.
I can see one difference between your picture and the other information. Your 2080 has TOS 1.0 and on the museum-site is spoken of TOS 1.02.

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Postby TickerT » Fri Jun 03, 2005 3:47 pm

i think this is a marketingtrick of an atari dealer.... he doubles the ram of a 1040stf and relables it (the label on the photo is a very simple one (self made maybe??)
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Postby tom-cat » Fri Jun 03, 2005 6:15 pm

Hmm, the back side also has the label with serial number and it looks the same quality as the one on the back of the monitor.

Dunno... might be a trick, but not sure why would anyone do that back then ?

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Postby bripilot » Fri Jun 03, 2005 9:17 pm

030falcon030 wrote:i would not worry about the warranty sticker im pretty sure it has no warranty


That's not the point... the point is, the machine has not been tampered with inside if it still has a valid warranty sticker. Kind of like a collectable is worth more if it's in the original packaging.
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Postby tom-cat » Tue Jun 07, 2005 6:44 am

Hi!

I have got some more info about this 2080STf of mine :

It was officially sold by the only official distributer of Atari computers in Slovenia: "Mladinska Knjiga". It was made specially for this market together with the all-blue front label and the plastic back serial plate.
I got this info from someone in the newsgroups who also has one of this kind at home and he bought it himself there.
So it is not a hack/relabeling job but an official Atari 2080STf :)

Best regards,
Tomaz


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