This iconic gaming console wants you to work while playing

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After releasing its first new gaming console 28 years ago in June, Atari has announced that the Atari VCS now supports Google Workspaces so that gamers have the option to work as well as play on their small form-factor PCs. be too.

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With Google Workspaces, Atari VCS owners can now easily access Gmail, Google Calendar, Sheets, Slides, Docs and Google Drive from their living room in between play sessions.

Google’s online collaboration software can be accessed from the Atari VCS dashboard and users can make changes to their documents using the Atari VCS Companion app or mouse and keyboard.

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However, if you want a full PC experience on an Atari VCS, the console’s PC mode allows you to install Windows 10 or Linux and, unconfirmed by Atari, many users have managed to get Windows 11 up and running on the device. Huh.

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Since the Atari VCS is the only video gaming system with Chrome built-in, it’s a true two-in-one device that can be used for both work and play. The system also has a compact chassis that can be mounted under your TV in an entertainment center or installed on your office desk without taking up a lot of space.

In terms of the device’s hardware, the Atari VCS has an AMD Raven Ridge 2 APU, AMD Ryzen GPU, 32GB of eMMC storage, and 8GB of DDR4 RAM. However, the RAM is upgradeable and thanks to the inclusion of an internal M.2 slot, you can add a larger M.2 SSD for even more storage.

The Atari VCS is available in two configurations: the Atari VCS Onyx Base System for $299 and the Atari VCS Black Walnut All-In Bundle for $399. Since the device supports a wide range of existing controllers, including both Microsoft’s Xbox controller and Sony’s DualShock and DualSense controllers, you can save a bit by choosing the base model, though you’ll miss out on using Atari’s new Classic joystick. .

Whether you just want to play some retro video games in your living room or are looking for a game console with Google Workspace support and full PC functionality, check out our full Atari VCS review to see if Atari’s latest console works right from home. Maybe the device for you.

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