|Introductory price||€150, £130, US$200|
|Operating system||Android 4.1 Jelly Bean|
|CPU||Dual-core Rockchip RK3066 @ 1.6 GHz|
|Storage||8 GB internal, with expandable microSD up to 64GB|
|Display||7" capacitive touchscreen @ 1024x600 px|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi, Mini-HDMI, USB 2.0|
|Online services||Google Play|
|Successor||Archos GamePad 2|
The Archos GamePad is a video gaming tablet developed and marketed by Archos. It runs on the Android operating system. It was announced on August 29, 2012 and was first released on 6 December 2012 in Europe, with a US release projected for February 2013. The tablet is aimed at gaming, and features dedicated dual analog sticks along with regular gaming keys and shoulder buttons - a similar design as the PlayStation Vita. Archos have designed a technology which 'converts' the touch controls (of Android games) into physical controls from the buttons. It's able to get over a thousand games from the Google Play library.
Archos GamePad features a 7-inch screen, 8GB of internal storage, 16 physical buttons, a 0.3 MP front camera, and stereo speakers. It is 10mm thick and weights 300 grams. Archos have developed a special mapping software for developers to officially make their game(s) compatible with the GamePad's physical buttons.
Fellow gaming tablet Wikipad, which should have been released on 2 November, was delayed by the developers, paving way for the Archos GamePad to come out first.
In August 2013, it was revealed that Archos is working on a successor, called Archos GamePad 2.
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- http://www.arctablet.com/blog/featured/archos-gamepad-android-portable-console-review-part-1-introduction/ GamePad review Part 1