THEAtari 400 is on pre-order now – and I want it so badly

Atari 400; a retro computer
(Image credit: Retro Games / Atari)

The minute I saw the new Atari 400 Mini, officially called THEAtari 400, I wanted it, but I couldn't really put my finger on why. This original computer launched in 1979 by Atari and really didn't ignite the imagination, but it did quietly set the template for everything that would come next, from Atari's own 2600 to the other microcomputers, and later games consoles.

The love of miniature replica computers and games consoles is on the rise, just take a look at our guide to the best retro game consoles to see what's around, from replicas of Sega, Nintendo and PlayStation consoles as well as computers like the A500 Mini. The new Atari 400 is available for pre-order right now at Amazon, priced £99.99. (These mini replicas often sell out and are released in limited numbers.)

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Ian Dean
Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creativebloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on AI, digital art and video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.