Archos GamePad Available in U.S. for $179

Archos GamePad Tablet

It’s game on at Archos. After launching in Europe in December 2012, Archos ‘GamePad has finally arrived stateside. Priced at an aggressive $179, the company is hoping to establish a headstart over the highly anticipated Razer Edge and Wikipad.

During our initial hands-on with the Android 4.1-powered GamePad at CES 2013, we were impressed with its sleek, lightweight chassis. We also liked the 1024 x 600, 7-inch display¬† which was bright with sharp detail.¬† The GamePad’s biggest draw, however are the 12 programmable buttons featured along its front facet. In our brief experience, gameplay was smooth, but the analog sticks were a little loose making it difficult to accurately line up shots.

Measuring 9 x 4.6 x 0.6 inches, the GamePad is small enough to fit in most bags without incident. Other pertinent specs include a 1.6-GHz, dual-core ARM Cortex processor with 1GB of RAM and a quad-core Mali 400 GP. The tablet is currently available on Amazon, but there’s no word on whether it will be available at big box retailers.

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