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 +| **Developer**  | Epyx\\ Atari Corporation\\ \\   |
 +| **Type**  | Handheld game console\\ Fourth generation\\ Two models available\\ \\   |
 +| **Price**  | $179.99 at launch (Lynx I, 1989)\\ $120 at relaunch (Lynx II Deluxe Set, 1991)\\ $99 at relaunch (Lynx II Base Set, 1991)\\ \\   |
 +| **Retail Availability**  | 1989 - 1995\\ Around 3 million were sold\\ \\   |
 +| **Display**  | 3.5-inch LCD back-lit display (with backlight on/off on Lynx II)\\ 160 × 102 resolution\\ 4096 colours\\ \\   |
 +| **Audio**  | 4 Channel Sound\\ 32-bit DAC (8-bit × 4 channels)\\ 100Hz to above 20kHz\\ Lynx I - Mono\\ Lynx II - Stereo\\ \\   |
 +| **Processors**  |Dual custom CMOS chips\\ \\ “Mikey” 16-bit running @ 16 Mhz\\ → 8-bit 65SC02 processor (based on the MOS 6502) running at up to 4 MHz (~3.6 MHz average)\\ → Sound engine - 4 channel, 8-bit DAC (per channel), stereo with panning (Lynx II only)\\ → Video DMA driver for liquid-crystal display, 160 × 102 resolution, 4096 colours (12-bit palette), 16 simultaneous colors (4 bits) from palette per scanline\\ \\ “Suzy” 16-bit running @ 16 Mhz\\ → Unlimited number of blitter "sprites" with collision detection (practically just 128)\\ → Hardware sprite scaling, distortion, and tilting effects\\ → Hardware decoding of compressed sprite data\\ → Hardware clipping and multi-directional scrolling\\ → Variable frame rate (up to 75 frames/second)\\ → Math co-processor\\ \\   |
 +| **Memory and Storage**  | 512b of bootstrap and cartridge-loading ROM\\ 64 KB 120ns DRAM\\ Cartridges of 128, 256 and 512 KB (up to 2MB with bank switching)\\ \\   |
 +| **Network**  | Comlynx serial UART with up to 18 player connectivity\\ \\   |
 +| **Ports**  | 3.5mm Stereo Headphone (mono in Lynx I)\\ Comlynx network port\\ 9V Power\\ \\   |
 +| **Power**  | 9V DC power supply\\ 6x AA batteries inside the unit with 4-5 hours (Lynx I) and 5-6 hours (Lynx II) play time\\ \\   |
 +| **Dimensions**   | Display - 3.25 × 1.88 inches\\ Lynx I - 10.75 × 4.25 × 1.5 inches\\ Lynx II - 9.25 × 4.25 × 2 inches\\ \\   |