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Technical Specifications

  • CPU: Custom ASIC containing an ARCTangent 5.1 CPU, running at 96MHz.
  • Memory:
    • Original Leapster: 2MB onboard RAM, 256 bytes non-volatile.
    • Leapster2: 16MB RAM, 128kbytes non-volatile storage
  • Media type: Cartridges of 4-16MB with between 2 and 512kb non-volatile storage.
  • Graphics: No hardware acceleration.
  • Audio: Proprietary hardware audio acceleration.
  • Screen: 160x160 CSTN with touch sensing.

All of the software content for the original Leapster was created with Macromedia Flash MX 2004; the device runs an embedded Macromedia Flash player.