The computer

The documents and hardware I own don't give me any clue about the official release date of this PERITEL Atari 400 computer in France, but I'll assume it was released alongside its sibling, the PERITEL Atari 800.

To read about the PERITEL adaptor and the resulting output, I invite you to visit the PERITEL Atari 800 page. I will not duplicate information on this page describing the 400 model: it is also a mod of a PAL Atari computer, with a different but equivalent daughterboard-card.

Note: the antenna cord was removed on this one but it is usually there and continues to work. See the family pictures (below) with the other ones, the antenna cable is still there.

Peritel Atari 400 Top

Top

Peritel Atari 400 Right side

Right side

Peritel Atari 400 Right side (close-up)

Right side (close-up)

Peritel Atari 400 Front joystick connectors

Front joystick connectors

Peritel Atari 400 Left side

Left side

Peritel Atari 400 Rear, with PERITEL cable (NOT detachable)

Rear, with PERITEL cable (NOT detachable)

Peritel Atari 400 Bottom, with trace of lost PERITEL PTL sticker

Bottom, with trace of lost PERITEL PTL sticker

Peritel Atari 400 Week of manufacture, Computer #1, ATARI/322 engraved

Computer #1, Bottom close-up, ATARI/322 engraved, 322 is manufacturing date in WWY format: Week 32 of (198)2 = Aug 1982.

Peritel Atari 400 Computer #1, Sticker close-up

Computer #1, Sticker close-up

Peritel Atari 400 Week of manufacture, Computer #2, ATARI/322 engraved

Computer #2, Bottom close-up, ATARI/322 engraved, 322 is manufacturing date in WWY format: Week 32 of (198)2 = Aug 1982.

Peritel Atari 400 Computer #2, Sticker close-up

Computer #2, Sticker close-up

Peritel Atari 400 Week of manufacture, Computer #3, ATARI/432 engraved

Computer #3, Bottom close-up, ATARI/432 engraved, 432 is manufacturing date in WWY format: Week 43 of (198)2 = Oct 1982.

Peritel Atari 400 Computer #3, Sticker close-up

Computer #3, Sticker close-up

Peritel Atari 400 Left-side ventilation grids with visible PERITEL adaptor card and fixation screw

Left-side ventilation grids with visible PERITEL adaptor card and fixation screw

3 computers

I am the happy owner of 3 of these machines too...

Peritel Atari 400 3 computers, view #1

Three computers...

Peritel Atari 400 3 computers, view #2

...easy to identify

Inside the machine

Peritel Atari 400 Inside, Overview #1

Overview #1

Peritel Atari 400 Inside, Overview #1

Overview #2

Peritel Atari 400 Location of PERITEL adaptor, with fixed cable

Location of PERITEL adaptor, with fixed cable

The PERITEL adaptor daughterboard-card

Peritel Atari 400 PERITEL adaptor Overview, when positioned in the 400

Overview, when positioned in the 400

Peritel Atari 400 PERITEL adaptor Top view, no reference

Top view, no reference

Peritel Atari 400 PERITEL adaptor Bottom view, ref. 001B

Bottom view, ref. 001B

The RGB signal from this PERITEL adaptor

Peritel Atari 400 High quality RGB signal

High quality RGB signal

PEEK identification

Using 'PEEK' commands in BASIC to find out about the OS, Basic and GTIA versions.

Peritel Atari 400 PEEKs to important addresses

PEEKs to important addresses

For your information, the results are:
PEEK(53268) = 1 [PAL/SECAM]
PEEK(65528) = 214 [400/800 OS Rev. A/PAL, 1979-06 (common)]
PEEK(65527) = 255 [Not a XL/XE]
PEEK(43234) = 162 [Atari BASIC Rev. A, in external cartridge]