Last updated: Aug 29th, 2012.

The ARCHOS GamePad steps into a market that hasn't quite taken off yet. Gaming-focused Android devices are rare, and the GamePad seems like it could fit right in with physical gaming controls, slightly resembling a 7-inch PSP or PS Vita. But will this tablet be able to compete with the likes of the WikiPad, or even the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play? 

It certainly has good specs, featuring a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor with a Mali-400 MP GPU. This graphics processor puts it up to par with high-end devices, and the tablet should handle games rather well. 

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ARCHOS GamePad now available in the US for $179

Originally pegged for a February release, the ARCHOS GamePad has gone on sale in the US. Better late than never, right? The Ice Cream Sandwich-powered tablet/gaming handheld hybrid features a 7-inch display, 1.6 GHz dual-core processor with Mali 400MP graphics, and 1GB RAM.The portable only ships with 8GB of internal storage, but features microSD expandability …

Archos GamePad coming to the United States February 2013

Our friends in Europe have been enjoying the Archos GamePad since December, but Archos wasn’t interested in letting us US folks in on the fun at the same time. Heck, the company didn’t even give a peep as to when we might be seeing the gaming tablet in the United States at CES. We knew …

Archos GamePad goes up for sale in Europe

The ARCHOS GamePad is one of just a few tablets that are outfitted with hardware controls for gaming. Since the Wikipad failed to make it to market on time then Archos gets the privilege of saying it has beat other major competitors as its device is now available for sale in Europe. You’d be buying …

ARCHOS debuts Ice Cream Sandwich-powered 7-inch GamePad

Today ARCHOS has announced a new member to their lineup of Android-powered tablets, but the 7-inch GamePad goes beyond your typical slate. More a mashup of a tablet and a handheld gaming system, the ARCHOS GamePad sports a dual-core 1.5GHz CPU and Mali 400 graphics. Touch screen input is combined with a selection of physical …