Chapter 10. Making the Most of Limited Resources

Games are one of the most powerful factors forcing computer users to upgrade to better hardware. The latest games run on up-to-date machines with powerful processors, lots of working memory, and fast video acceleration and 3D-rendering cards. Fortunately, PCs are expandable, with lots of empty slots for additional cards. When a slick new game comes out, fans can easily swap in a new video card or add more memory chips.

On the other hand, most small J2ME devices offer what's inside and nothing more. They don't usually provide any extension slots, although PDAs such as the Palm, iPaq, or Handspring do offer basic ...

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