Ozzy wrote:would the Mega STE be worth the extra money over the STE?
Ozzy wrote:Also, is there more space in the Mega STE for additions?
Ozzy wrote:I know if I do get one, I'm going to be running MiNT
alexh wrote:Ozzy wrote:would the Mega STE be worth the extra money over the STE?
Short answer is no. Save your money and get an UltraSatan for your STe instead.Ozzy wrote:Also, is there more space in the Mega STE for additions?
Other than an internal HDD there is really nothing to get. Potentially a VME ethernet card but you're more likely to get a cartridge port one.
Omikronman wrote:Well, some games do not like the STE, so a ST would be the right choice maybe. TOS 1.4 also because Atari has fixed some bugs of the older TOS´s. The STm is more easy to connect to a TV.
AtariZoll wrote:alexh wrote:Other than an internal HDD there is really nothing to get [for a MegaSTe]. Potentially a VME ethernet card but you're more likely to get a cartridge port one.
Mega STE has 2x faster CPU with cache
AtariZoll wrote:There is VME bus too, although not much was produced for it - best known is graph. card .
AtariZoll wrote:And maybe most important: quality of mainboard is much better too. Mega STE will likely work years after your ST(E) stops.
Ozzy wrote:Thanks DarkLord, I had no idea I was looking at the Mega STE prices, is there a specific price range I should be looking at? I know Best Electronics is overpriced, and the best price I could find is $250 at ST Freakz (And thats not including the UK adapters) I think I'll be going with a Mega STE, best game compatibility(I think) and I might be getting into chiptunes. Maybe I could host a BBS
AtariZoll wrote:But that with "battery leaks" made me smile - never seen NiCd to leak. According to Alexh, RTC is something dangerous. Should we warn people that buy no UltraSatan because it has battery ?
Ozzy wrote:The US. A FYI I can't buy the machine, I need to wait quite a while.(Just incase you thought of giving one up )
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