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The aim of this website is to provide a resource of documents, files, photo’s and general information on the Atari PCx series of IBM Compatible machines.

My very first IBM Compatible PC was an Atari PC3 with an 8088 processor, 640k of RAM and a 30 MB Hard Drive. It may not have been the fastest PC when we owned it from the late 80’s to early 90’s, but it was the PC that started it all for me and I still have fond memories of the many games I use to play and the many skills I learnt tinkering around with DOS.

A couple of years ago I got into the retro computing scene, collecting big box PC games and then more recently playing around with the hardware of the time. Of course getting another Atari PC3 quickly became a priority! One of the things I quickly found however was that besides the fact the Atari PC3 (and PC4, PC5 for that matter) are rare to find, so is any detailed information. There are plenty of Atari related websites which naturally focus on the consoles and more well known Atari Computers such as the Atari ST, but very little information on the Atari IBM PC’s themselves. This website aims to change that.

I have already collated quite a bit of information from my own personal experience playing around with my Atari PC’s as well as from searching the web and sourcing items from sellers on eBay and Atari dealers which I will slowly add to this website time permitting.

If you have anything you’d like to add to the content on this site please do not hesitate to contact me on the form below. I’m also interested  in purchasing anything Atari PC related, particularly media, documentation, anything you might have which could be of use.

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    1. Hi,

      Thanks for offer but the 810 disk drive is for the Atari 400/800 and therefore of no use to me. The only external floppy drive from the Atari line of computers that I’m aware is compatible with the PC’s was the SF314.

  1. I like this site, it’s the first page to go about to inform about the rare ATARI PCs. Please add also informations about the ABC models. Thanks!

    1. Thanks for the comment but unfortunately I have no plans to expand it to the ABC series at this stage. The aim of this site is to provide as much detailed information as possible through photo’s, document scans, disk images, most of which requires getting hold of the items themselves. I have my hands full as it is trying to get hold of anything for the Atari PC.

  2. Hi,
    as a child of the eighties, i grew up learning all about computers on my dad’s PC3.
    Now, with a masters in electronics and a decade of hardware design experience,
    I can finally grasp the inner workings of this machine that so defined my life.

    Safely kept stowed away in the attic, I still have our PC3 in original packaging with manuals and diskettes.
    The only part that got thrashed long time ago is the harddrive because its controller board got severely damaged by a leaking cap.

    Great to see you documenting this bit of history!

    1. Thank you Hans for your comment. It seems we share a common upbringing with the Atari PC3!

      One day you should work on getting your PC3 up and working again, so many fond memories.

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