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    GBA SP 101 vs 001 comparison

    For those that are interested here is a comparison of the GBA SP 101 that was launched in 2006ish. It comes with a 2 level backlit screen as opposed to the poor on or off front lit screen of the 001.

    So, here is are both machines set to low level light, in the 001 case, light off.




    Here is the 001 light on and the 101 light on low. Difference is already massive.




    Now both consoles set to bright.




    Now showing Mario Kart on the 001 with light on.




    Now on the 101 with light on low.



    And finally light on high.





    As you can see the 101 is so much better than the 001. The screen is wonderfully vivid in person. Any serious GBA fan should own one as it is the perfect machine. Plays both GBA and GB games in wonderful vivid colour.

    Note I had to move the camera away for the Mario Kart bright shot as it just came out as a blurry mess.

    8-)

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    I have one of these myself, a fantastic unit. I remember when the SP came out the jump from the original was huge, hard to believe it was the same game. But with the 101 the difference is even greater, better than a micro!

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    Night and day. I swear by mine, the 001 hasn't been used once since the 101 came along. I'd still like to kit out my original GBA with an Afterburner, though- or better yet, swap the 101's screen and pop it into the original's case.

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    I'd like one, but I still prefer the shape of the original GBA sadly.

    The 101 screen won't work in an original GBA or even a 001 sadly.

    Maybe with some modding, but I'm unfamiliar with the details.

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    Now I want that in my GBC.

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    So how does one check for a 101 over a 001, without knowingly being taken to the cleaners for the privilege?

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    search ebay for "gba bright"

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GBASP - a few details on how to spot it there.
    Last edited by charlesr; 13-05-2011 at 07:39 AM.

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    Yep, it's a fantastic unit, so glad I picked one up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlesr View Post
    search ebay for "gba bright"

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GBASP - a few details on how to spot it there.
    cheers, very useful

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedlolita View Post
    I'd like one, but I still prefer the shape of the original GBA sadly.

    The 101 screen won't work in an original GBA or even a 001 sadly.

    Maybe with some modding, but I'm unfamiliar with the details.
    It is indeed.

    I bought a famicom SP from SuperDanX of these very forums which has been modded with the 101 screen.

    Don't know the particulars of it but it may be as simple as swapping the shells?

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