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Archos GamePad 7-inch gaming tablet launches in Europe, coming to U.S. in 2013

0. phoneArena 07 Dec 2012, 03:28 posted on

Four months after being officially announced, the Archos GamePad is now available for purchase in some markets across Europe. Priced at 150 Euro (about $194), it is a rather unusual Android tablet marketed at gamers. The device offers physical gaming controls – a 4-way directional pad, a set of action buttons, and dual analog sticks, all the while being a fully functional Android device...

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posted on 07 Dec 2012, 03:37

1. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2941; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I smell a Sony lawsuit coming....

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 03:45 10

2. smallworld (Posts: 436; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Sony is not Apple.

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 03:48 1

3. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2941; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Haha still, this tablet has Vita written all over it.

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 05:20

7. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2999; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Come on man! Most game pads look like this anyway...

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 19:07

12. MC1123 (Posts: 1236; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


no not really!!! the new nintendo wii U gamepad dont look like that!

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 05:34

9. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


nope i don't think they can, xbox controller also have the same format as this tablet

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 04:18 1

4. Cyan3boN (Posts: 425; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


if it only had an option to pop out the tablet(the white part) from the joy pad(the grey part), this wouldve made a good hybrid.

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 05:05

5. gazmatic (Posts: 571; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


This is a genuine idea. Not a KIRF like the Droid X360! I'll wait for the reviews before I spend 200 bucks on just an android gamer. I'm not much of a mobile gamer. I didnt buy a heavy ass alienware laptop just to play angry birds on a 4 inch screen. I hope this is good. I dont want to buy sony's overpriced propriety crap. €38 for a 4gb memory stick! No sony. Not cool

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 05:15 1

6. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2999; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


One question!!
How on earth are we supposed to play with it since it's 7 inch! Of course, the game-play will be amazing because of the screen, however, i don't think this will be easy on the hands.
I'm just being skeptical...
PA, i hope you review this.

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 05:28

8. TylerGrunter (Posts: 894; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


I actually like it and the specs are not that bad. I also would like to see PA reviewing it!
Only worry I would have is battery life with the high frequency of the CPU and the most likely 45nm technology of the chip.

posted on 08 Dec 2012, 11:11 1

13. Captain_Doug (Posts: 748; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I've read from 2 different sources that it is either a 40 nm or a 32'm. However I trust the sour that said 32 nm more. It shouldn't be that bad. However battery life is still bad.

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 05:37 1

10. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


this time archos is trying to do something that apple has always done with iDevices and I quiet like it. the processor is i guess enough for smooth operation given it will run jellybean but the GPU is a beast, Mali 400 single core is fast but quad core could blew away almost the same as iPad's graphic performance

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 09:32

11. Captain_Doug (Posts: 748; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


The GPU is a quad core. The processor is an rk3066 which is paired with a mali-400mp4.

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