Archos announces GamePad tablet with physical controls
The Archos GamePad seems to be a fairly slim device with game controls symmetrically positioned on the sides of the 7" display of unknown type and resolution. The tablet looks pretty good, but its gaming-centric design practically destines it to be a dedicated gaming device with additional features.
The processor powering the thing will be a 1.5GHz dual-core unit (also of unannounced make), coupled with a Mali-400 GPU, which should provide enough punch for smooth framerates in those mobile games.
The Archos GamePad is expected to go on sale sometime in the end of October, for the affordable price of EUR 150 (about $188) in Europe. There's no word yet if it'll be available in the States, but if you really want it, we're sure you'll find a way to have it.
1. ajac09 (Posts: 1430; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
good price to bad not a tegra 3 in it though
5. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
If it had a tegra 3 it would be even cheaper and that would be cool.
6. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1006; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
We can hope for a quick follow-up device to come out next year. Maybe by that time it will have the Tegra 4 chipset in it or any of the other quad-core chipsets that are suppose to boast the same graphical power of an Xbox 360 or PS3. For now, however, this should be good enough to do alot of the games on the Android market.
7. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
well PSP and PS Vita is still the best...but this one looks good though.. slim
8. BattleBrat (Posts: 1268; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Dang, I'm happy with my Archos G9 101 tablet, but something like THIS will push me over the edge, as if their super slim tablet wasn't awesome enough!
9. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3135; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
The problem is the size...how do you think it will be in our hands??
It looks as though one will need a support from below.
11. looking0around (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Nov 2011)
terrible device, stay away from it. and away from archos