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The ST was a 16-bit computer line introduced by Atari Corporation in 1985. Development and was led by Shiraz Shivji, formerly with Commodore. It was originally designed to be a low-cost "Mac killer" but wound up competing with the Amiga.

Three models of the computer were announced, the 130ST, 260ST and 520ST. The latter two wound up being released, each with 512K of memory. The 130ST would have had 128K but was scrapped due to not having enough memory for the operating system.

The name of the ST comes from the Sixteen/Thirty-two bit data bus of the 68000 processor.