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Atari Lynx

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Introduction

The Lynx was launched in 1989 being the first ever color handheld game console. Allthough released earlier, it was far superior to the Sega Gamegear. The same year Atari released a second version of the Lynx which was lighter, smaller, lasted longer on it’s 6 AA batteries, had a power indication led and had a button to turn off the backlight to preserve battery power when a game is paused.
I bought this one of a friend who didn’t use it anymore and it’s condition could be better, but is still good enough for a play session every now and then.

Specifications

Processor: ‘Mikey’ 16-bit CMOS chip running at 16MHz. [sound, video, cpu].
‘Suzy’ 16-bit CMOS tunning at 16MHz. [blitter, math coprocessor] .
Memory: DRAM- 64K 120ns.
Display: 3.5″ diagonal LCD display.
Video: 16 of 4096 colour pallette. 160 x 102 resolution.
Sound: 4 channel sound. 8-bit DAC each channel (32 bits). Stereo with panning (mono for original Lynx)
Ports: Headphones -mini-DIN 3.5mm stereo; wired for mono on the original.
ComLynx -multiple unit communications.
9V DC, 1A Power.
Game card slot.
6XAA Battery holder.
Source: www.retro-games.co.uk

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Atari Lynx

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