Atari's Linux-powered VCS console gets pre-order date, $199 starting price

​Atari VCS

Atari VCS

The Atari VCS (formerly known as Ataribox) is edging closer to no longer being vaporware with the company’s announcement today that it will finally be available for pre-order. The video game console/mini-PC combo is slated to go on sale on May 30 via crowdfunding site Indiegogo.

Even better, we learn a few more details about a system that has had precious little info beyond marketing hype and nostalgia transmitted to potential buyers. While we’ve been told previously that the VCS will be powered by Linux and feature some Atari classics, and we’ve seen plenty of product images complete with retro styling, we now get a starting price — $199 — along with a few specs.

Atari says the VCS will include a custom…

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