Atari Will Release The Atari VCS In Q3 2020

A batch of 500 Atari VCS consoles will ship to backers this summer. However, sometime in the third quarter of this year, specifically this fall, the new Atari device will release for public consumption for $249.99 to get the base model or for $279.99 to get the 8GB edition. Pre-orders are also up, charging folks $389.99 to call dibs on the Atari VCS.

Thanks to website tweaktown.com, we learn that the Atari VCS is set to ship to Indiegogo backers this Fall. The publication site sourced said info from an Atari press release regarding the hybrid console’s release.

Moreover, the website also touches on how the VCS has modular parts and will let folks swap out or upgrade new RAM sticks. The system in question also allows for multimedia and includes a built-in web browser, access to streaming services, and digital video/music playback.

Nevertheless, if you want to know the specs powering the device and what kind of hardware and OS the Atari VCS is rocking, you can look over a list that we compiled for your viewing pleasure. The first one up is the more expensive Atari VCS 800 which goes for $279.99:

Atari VCS 800  System Specs
Dimensions 11.6” x 5.9” x 1.9” (Approx.)
Weight 3 lbs. (Approx.)
Materials Plastic, Metal, Wood
Operating System Atari Custom Linux OS (Linux Kernel)
APU AMD Raven Ridge 2
GPU Ryzen
Storage 32GB eMMC internal, unlimited external USB HD/stick, cloud (subscription required)
RAM 8GB DDR4 RAM (upgradable)
Compatible Systems Linux, Windows, Steam OS, Chrome OS
Power Low TDP architecture – Less Heat & Noise
Wireless Connections Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4/5GHz, Bluetooth 4.0
Wired Connections HDMI 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet, 4x USB 3.1
USB Ports 2x front, 2x rear
External Inputs Classic Joystick, Modern Controller, Microphone, Others TBD
Mouse & Keyboard Support Yes, USB or Bluetooth
4K Video w/ HDCP 2.2 Integration Yes
Internet Connection Required Not for classic gaming but required to access all features

Up next is the Atari VCS 400, which runs for $249.99 at launch:

Atari VCS 400 System Specs
Dimensions 11.6” x 5.9” x 1.9” (Approx.)
Weight 3 lbs. (Approx.)
Materials Plastic, Metal, Wood
Operating System Atari Custom Linux OS (Linux Kernel)
APU AMD Raven Ridge 2
GPU Ryzen
Storage 32GB eMMC internal, unlimited external USB HD/stick, cloud (subscription required)
RAM 4GB DDR4 RAM (upgradable)
Compatible Systems Linux, Windows, Steam OS, Chrome OS
Power Low TDP architecture – Less Heat & Noise
Wireless Connections Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4/5GHz, Bluetooth 4.0
Wired Connections HDMI 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet, 4x USB 3.1
USB Ports 2x front, 2x rear
External Inputs Classic Joystick, Modern Controller, Microphone, Others TBD
Mouse & Keyboard Support Yes, USB or Bluetooth
4K Video w/ HDCP 2.2 Integration Yes
Internet Connection Required Not for classic gaming but required to access all features

As mentioned above, pre-orders are open and will charge folks $389.99 to place an order for the Atari VCS. Lastly, you can learn more about the upcoming console due to release this fall by heading on over to atarivcs.com.