Nintendo Gameboy Advance

Category: Gaming Systems - Date: June 27, 2005

Nintendo Gameboy Advance

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Nintendo Gameboy Advance Review Introduction

The Game Boy Advance SP is deep on the free-style gaming. With its back-lit flip screen, smooth lines, and color selection, this classic system gets you in on the portable fun revolution.

Nintendo Gameboy Advance Design

Light Source: Front light integrated with LCD
CPU: 32-Bit ARM with embedded memory
Memory: 32 Kbyte + 96 Kbyte VRAM (in CPU), 256 Kbyte WRAM (external of CPU)
Size (closed): Approximately 3.3″ height/3.23″ width/0.96″ depth
Screen: (diagonal) reflective TFT color LCD
Resolution: 240 x 160 pixels
Weight: Approximately 5 ounces
Power: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Battery Life: 10 hours continuous play with light on, 18 hours with light off, 3 hours recharging
Hardware colors: Onyx, Flame, Platinum and Cobalt.

Nintendo Gameboy Advance Features

The clamshell design allows you to easily adjust the angle of the screen to cut down on glare, as well as protect the LCD by simply flipping the unit closed. Another plus: Because the 5.6-ounce (with cartridge installed) SP is more compact than the original, it’s also more pocket-friendly but retains the same 1.61-by-2.41-inch screen. A major selling point is the built in lighted screen allowing you to play games in poorly lit environments.

Nintendo Gameboy Advance Performance

Like the original GBA, the SP runs on a 32-bit RISC-CPU with embedded memory, and its screen offers a 240×160-pixel resolution and support for 32,000 colors. The Game Boy Advance SP is essentially a sleeker looking, better designed Game Boy Advance. It boasts exactly the same capabilities as far as processing power, graphics, sound, etc. as the GBA, but with a completely reworked exterior design as well as the addition of a few convenient extras.

What’s included in the package

Basic system: Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP, Wall Adapter, Instructions


The world’s most popular video game system brings you the ultimate in portable fun with Game Boy Advance SP. For gaming on the go, nothing beats Game Boy Advance. Optimized for gaming, Game Boy Advance provides powerful performance, responsive play and a beautiful display, plus it fits in your hip pocket. The Game Boy Advance SP addition of a beautiful front light screen and rechargeable batteries makes it a must have.

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