Archos 7" Gamepad/screen now available

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Post » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:33 am

http://www.engadget.com/2013/03/21/archos-gamepad-arrives-in-the-states/

Archos GamePad is now for sale in the US at various online retailers. The portable gaming system combines Android 4.1, a 7-inch 1,024 x 600 screen and honest-to-goodness physical buttons, all within a 0.3-inch thick enclosure that's priced between $179 and $189. The GamePad sports a 1.6GHz dual-core CPU and a Mali-400 MP GPU.
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Post » Thu May 30, 2013 11:06 am

Looks cool, but to be honest, if you want a touchscreen gaming device then why not get one that's dedicated to gaming, like a Nintendo 3DS or a PS Vita.

The GamePad is cheap, but you can get a Nexus 7 for 30 more and then you've got a quad core Tegra-powered beast. In my opinion the physical buttons won't really fit in with the Android experience and I doubt many games are going to be supported.

I think Archos is trying to be a tad too clever there, like a kind of LG Optimus Vu type-thing. Innovation isn't always good, but it's kind of nice to see Archos doing something new.

Sorry for rant :)
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