Lynx II

Handheld game console
Date of appearance: July 1991
Trademark: Atari
Product Line: Atari Lynx
Manufacturer: Atari Corporation
Made in: Taiwan
Introductory price: $99.99
Dimensions: 235 × 114 × 50 mm
Weight: 700 g
Materials: plastic, rubber
Colors: black
Tags: gameconsole, featured


The Atari Lynx II is a 8 bits handheld game console from the Lynx line, released by Atari Corporation in July 1991. The Lynx holds the distinction of being the world's first handheld electronic game with a color 3.5 LCD screen. The system is also notable for its forward-looking features, advanced graphics, and ambidextrous layout. The Lynx II featured rubber hand grips and a clearer backlit color screen with a power save option (which turned off the LCD panel's backlighting). It also replaced the monaural headphone jack of the original Lynx with one wired for stereo.

Lynx II
Front, by Evan Amos
Angled view, by Evan Amos
Bottom, by Evan Amos
Top, by Evan Amos
Back, by Evan Amos
By Evan Amos
Motherboard in case, by Evan Amos
Back of top panel, by Evan Amos
Motherboard with lid, by Evan Amos
Motherboard front, by Evan Amos
Motherboard back, by Evan Amos
Backlight, by Evan Amos