GAME BOY ADV - Essential Specs
device is slightly bulkier than the Game Boy Color. The Game Boy Advance
is 5.6 inches (14.2 centimeters) wide,3.2 inches (8.1 cm) tall and 1.06
inches (2.7 cm) thick. As is Nintendo's usual marketing style, the Game
Boy Advance is available in several color patterns, including:
Game Boy Advance's screen is also slightly larger, at 2.9 inches (7.37
cm), compared to the Game Boy Color's 2.3-inch (5.84-cm) screen. The
screen is a reflective, thin film transistor (TFT), color liquid crystal
display (LCD). Nintendo has also boosted screen resolution from 160
X 140 pixels on the Game Boy Color to 240 X 160 on the Game Boy Advance.
The exterior of the Game Boy Advance is not the only thing that sets
it apart from its predecessors. The internal components have been ramped
up to support more complex games and allow for more interactivity with
other Game Boy users. Let's take a look at the components of the Game
black with blue buttons
purple with orange buttons
silver with blue buttons
silver with orange buttons
Game Boy devices made today have an 8-bit central processing unit
(CPU). The Game Boy Advance generates computing speeds up to 17
times faster than its predecessors, with a 32-bit CPU developed
by ARM Ltd. Game Boy Advance is capable of displaying 32,000 colors
in bitmap mode or 511 simultaneous colors in character mode. It
has a palette of 65,535 colors that it can potentially display.
device offers 32 kilobytes of Window Random Access Memory (WRAM)
and 96 kilobytes of Video RAM (VRAM). It also has 256 kilobytes
of external WRAM.
Boy Advance is equipped with a PCM stereo sound generator.
game's power comes from two AA disposable or rechargeable batteries,
which allows up to 20 hours of playing time -- that's twice as long
as the Game Boy Color's battery life.