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    News - Archos GamePad 7-inch portable Android console released

    “The first true Android games console” is now shipping in the UK says Archos.
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    Re: News - Archos GamePad 7-inch portable Android console released

    Looks alright, but despite owning a nexus 7 I've never particularly enjoyed android/iOS gaming (its more a media device to me), if I wanted to game when I was moving around, I'd buy a 3DS (sadly my old original DS broke, but I got thousands of hours out of that!)

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    Re: News - Archos GamePad 7-inch portable Android console released

    Good price. Archos are not well known though for quality or software updates.

    Also worth looking at is the note 10.1 can accept USB joy pads and HDMI out to achieve the same result but with much better quality and speed.. (albeit more expensive set up)

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    Re: News - Archos GamePad 7-inch portable Android console released

    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster0101 View Post

    Also worth looking at is the note 10.1 can accept USB joy pads and HDMI out to achieve the same result but with much better quality and speed.. (albeit more expensive set up)
    Or any tablet with bluetooth and HDMI out, so long as it can pair with a PS3 controller

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    Re: News - Archos GamePad 7-inch portable Android console released

    Might be good as a games console - the main reason I don't really play 3D games on a tablet is the lack of tactile controls. That being said I use my tablet for other stuff mainly anyway.

    If I wanted a handhold console this might be worth a look, as the games are cheap and would link to my existing Google play account.

    It's a good price, but you'd have to add an SD card if you want to play games. Perhaps a better screen wouldn't be a bad thing either.

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    Re: News - Archos GamePad 7-inch portable Android console released

    Good Job Archos but a bigger screen & a Quad-Core Processor Would be better than this IMO.

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    Re: News - Archos GamePad 7-inch portable Android console released

    Quote Originally Posted by SOOMRO View Post
    Good Job Archos but a bigger screen & a Quad-Core Processor Would be better than this IMO.
    but then you lose a bit of easy portability. I think 7 inch is good size for carrying around - if you're at home,then you're more likely to use your TV instead - and you've got min-hdmi for that i suppose.

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    Re: News - Archos GamePad 7-inch portable Android console released

    Somewhat surprised I've not seen something like this before, seems like a somewhat obvious idea. Though I'm no huge fans of tablet gaming, android tablets have taken off more and more recently and so one more aimed at gaming seems sensible.

    I was originally somewhat dubious about how many games would actually use hardware buttons and control sticks, considering the lack of other devices that actually include them, but this hardware mapping scheme seems an interesting solution, though I wonder how well it works in practice.

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    Re: News - Archos GamePad 7-inch portable Android console released

    This has been out for a while now, tempted to get one but whats the point of a gaming device with outdated hardware?

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    Re: News - Archos GamePad 7-inch portable Android console released

    Look neat, however id never use it... however the concept Razer have for the same idea looks far more stunning!

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