The Bandai / Apple Pippin was released in 1995 in Japan and shortly after that in the US.

The Pippin @World is known at the "Atmark" in Japan. In Japan it is white in color. I have seen black Japanese Atmark units, but this seem a rarity. The majority of Japanese units are white. Perhaps these are unsold US units sent back to Japan?


The Pippin is a PowerPC 603 processor with 5 MB of RAM. A 4x speed CD-ROM (Quite fast for it's time!), Stereo CD sound, NTSC and PAL switchable. VGA output with printer and modem connections. It has expansion capabilities.

Keyboard / drawing tablet. Combination remote / joypad controller.

It came packed with the @World Browser, @World introduction CD, and several pack in titles and games.

Manuals, power cord, and phone cord round out the package.



Apple / Bandai Pippin @ World (US) version (Black)

The unit comes packed in a nice compact cube. This makes it very hard to repack, so most units to be found are unboxed, and are usually missing things. The contents are divided into three smaller boxes.

 1.) The Atworld Pippin.(Top Left)

 2.) The accessories.(Top right)

 3.) The Modem and software.(Left)

 The pippin box is quite large, about the size of a 17" computer monitor.

The accessories include power cable, a controller, and the keyboard / writing tablet.

Additional items (Not included) wireless controller (right), and extra standard controllers. The pippin has two game pad ports with headphone jack in between.

Pippin modems and keyboards were produced in quantities that exceeded the actual production of systems. You can still find @world modems and keyboards sold as surplus. The @world modem is a 28.8 Motorola Modemsurfer. The Keyboards are proprietary, so if you find them they're probably dirt cheap. I made the mistake of buying several as backups. That was before I realized that the keyboards were so durable they can be used as space shuttle tiling.                 PAGE TWO

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