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Acorn Atom

by matsondawson » Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:23 pm

http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/vint ... 758588.htm

I bid $300 on it last time, now I'm not interested for some reason.
I found on ebay at the time I could get a better quality boxed for about the same.
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Re: Acorn Atom

by YetiSeti » Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:45 pm

I was (wishfully) keen but am not up for another few hundred dollar auction for at least another few months. I also find it hard to get enthusiased by auctions with prices above international market prices even when factoring in sky high shipping prices. I think I saw the same auction back then as well.

Watching this ("Micro Men") http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIcAyFVK0gE may help revive an interest in getting an Atom.
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Re: Acorn Atom

by kevman3d » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:43 am

I see that there's also an Acorn CRT there in case you wanted an official screen to go with the computer - still sitting at $1 reserve, but its pickup only in Chch.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/vintage/auction-549485864.htm
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Re: Acorn Atom

by falco » Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:09 am

Just a word of warning - pretty sure that Acorn monitor is a standard VGA, I think multi-scan, probably would do from standard VGA up to 1024x768. Wouldn't be happy on an Atom without some kind of composite to VGA bridge. I suspect Matson knows already, but just dumping my two cents in.
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Re: Acorn Atom

by Carcenomy » Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:23 pm

falco wrote:Just a word of warning - pretty sure that Acorn monitor is a standard VGA, I think multi-scan, probably would do from standard VGA up to 1024x768. Wouldn't be happy on an Atom without some kind of composite to VGA bridge. I suspect Matson knows already, but just dumping my two cents in.

Correcto, looks like it's Archimedes/RiscPC era - not quite the droids for an Atom.
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