Atari released in August of 1984
one of the final 800XL designs, the Atari
800XLF. This system came equipped with the "FREDDIE"
chip, revision "C" Basic ROM. Released in Europe with SECAM
video, this would be one of the final XL's before
the Tramiels released the replacement XE
series computers in 1985. In September 1984 the production schedule was laid out
for the NTSC/PAL versions of the 800XLF. The 900XLF
would be the same design but in a new lower cost case.
This would become the 65XE computer.
XL Products Memo -
September 9, 1984