Seen by many as simply a sort of bigger PS Vita, the Archos Gamepad gaming tablet was recently handled by the guys of Engadget at CES 2013 and we have a video to proove it, shown below. The GamePad is a 7 inch slate with a capacitive screen and physical control, like buttons and analog sticks.

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They show a motorbike game being played and the main Android interface in the video. You should know that under the hood is a dual core RK3066 processor at 1.6 GHz, plus a Mali 400 MP quad core GPU. In addition to that, the GamePad includes automatic game recognition and it has mapping tools. The price tag of the device (available from December last year apparently) is starting at $199.99. Archos GamePad runs Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, it offers 8 GB of storage and 1 GB of RAM.

It also has a microSD card slot and its 7 inch screen supports a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. Bluetooth is strangely lacking here, but we have WiFi, a gravity sensor and a 0.3 megapixel front facing camera. There’s no GPS, but there’s a mini HDMI port to connect your gadget to a big screen TV. The device is actually on the light side, with a weight of 330 grams and measures 15.4 mm in thickness.

  • DeianStancu

    Interesting product. A bigger resolution would be better. Because at 199$, a Nexus 7 is a better gaming device. Without gamepad, though.