Archos GamePad is now up for sale in the U.S. at various online retailers like Amazon and Adorama. The portable gaming system comes with a 7-inch 1,024 x 600 screen running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and physical buttons. These all are packed within a 0.3-inch thick device priced at $179.
Archos GamePad’s specially designed physical buttons (14 in total) and dual analog thumb-sticks ensures real gaming experience. The GamePad features super-powerful quad-core Mali-400 MP4 GPU that can play many graphically stunning 3D games. Being an Android Platform, it can run any apps like a tablet. For more, check the specifications below.
- OS: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
- Processor: ARM Cortex A9 Dual-Core 1.6 GHz
- Display: 7.0-inch LCD (up to 1024 x 600 pixels), 10-point capacitive multitouch
- GPU: Quad-Core, Mali 400 MP, 3D OpenGL
- RAM: 1GB
- Storage: 8GB internal, MicroSD Slot (SDHC compatible up to 64GB)
- Connectivity: WiFi
- Audio: Built-in speaker, Microphone, G-sensor
- Video playback: H.264 up to 1080p 30 fps; MPEG-4 up to 1080p 30 fps; (.avi .mp4 ,mkv, .mov, and .flv)
- Audio Playback: MP3, WAV, AAC3, AAC+ 5.13, OGG, FLAC
- Photo viewer: JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG
- Camera: Front VGA Camera
- Port: Micro USB 2.0 & mini HDMI
- Battery: Lithium Polymer Battery
- Dimensions: 4.67 x 9.05 x 0.61 inches
- Weight: 330g
At this price point of $179, I think this could be a great deal. It can be used both as a gaming device and a tablet.