Wikipad Shrinks Android Gaming Tablet to 7-Inches

Following a series of production delays, Wikipad is ready to unveil its 7-inch Android gaming tablet. Today, the company announced plans to send the $249 slate to retailers this spring. The 7-inch version should contain many of the same specs as its much-anticipated big brother, the upcoming 10-inch version. That includes an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core CPU, a 12-core Nvidia GPU, 16GB of storage and a microSD card slot, which should make for a great gaming experience. 

We enjoyed our hands-on time with the 10-inch version last year and have high hopes for this 7-inch model. But, it does face some stiff competition this year from the likes of the Razer Edge, the Archos GamePad.

The scratch-resistant display on the Wikipad 7-inch will feature 16:10 IPS screen with five-point multitouch, but it’s the controller that’s the real star of the show. At just 0.4-inches thick and weighing a mere 0.7 pounds, you’ll definitely be able to take your games on the road, assuming they run on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). In fact, users will have access to entertainment content from PlayStation Mobile, Big Fish Games, TegraZone, the Google Play store, OnLive and others.  

The company claims that the decision to release the smaller version was an aesthetic one. “We wanted to get Wikipad into our community’s hands and what we found was that the smaller 7-inch  form factor just seemed right,” said Fraser Townley, president of sales for Wikipad. “The smaller frame delivers an aggressive price while keeping the same amazing specs.”

We can’t wait to get our mitts on this bad boy. Stay tuned for our hands-on impressions. 

Anna Attkisson
Anna Attkisson
A lover of lists and deadlines, Anna Attkisson covers apps, social networking, tablets, chromebooks and accessories. She loves each of her devices equally, including the phablet, three tablets, three laptops and desktop. She joined the Laptop Mag staff in 2007, after working at Time Inc. Content Solutions where she created custom publications for companies from American Express to National Parks Foundation.
Anna Attkisson on
Twitter Google+
Email* (will not be published)
*Indicates required field
Submit Comments

  1. praks Says:

    Don’t you think shrinking sizes will bring down gaming experience. Criticising a 10″ slightly heavy tablet for gaming is kind of not-so-good. I mean, just think of it, why would somebody wanting a regular tablet thats light weight and stuff be looking at a Razer Edge gaming tablet. It’s dedicated to gamers, which makes it capable of handling powerful apps apart form gaming. here’s what I came across to give you a short thoughtful review than really long elaborate ones which give an in-depth detail.

All Product Types Accessories Cars Digital Camcorders Digital Cameras eReaders GPS Laptops MP3 & Video Players Projectors Smartphones Software Storage Tablets / MIDs VoIP Wi-Fi
All Subcategories
All Subcategories All-Purpose Budget Business Desktop Replacement Gaming Multimedia Netbook Nettop Rugged Student Tablet PCs Ultraportable
Acer Alienware Apple Archos ASUS Averatec BenQ CTL Corp. Dell Digital Storm eMachines Emtec Everex Fujitsu GammaTech Gateway General Dynamics Getac Gigabyte Hercules HP HTC iBuyPower Intel Lenovo MSI Nokia Nvidia OCZ OLPC OQO Origin Panasonic Sager Samsung Sony Sylvania Systemax TabletKiosk Toshiba Verizon Viewsonic Viliv VooDoo Workhorse PC ZT Systems
Minimum Rating
Any Rating 4.5 Stars 4.0 Stars 3.5 Stars 3.0 Stars
Screen Size
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 4 5 6 7 8 9
1024x576 1024x600 1024x768 1200X800 1280 x 720 1280x1024 1280x768 1280x800 1366x678 1366x768 1440x1050 1440x900 1600x768 1600x900 1680x1050 1680x945 1920x1080 1920x1200 800x400 800x480
Weight Range
10.1 - 12.0 pounds 12.1 - 14.0 pounds 14.1 - 16.0 pounds 2 lbs 2 pounds and under 2+ lbs 2.1 - 4.0 pounds 4.1 - 6.0 pounds 6.1 - 8.0 pounds 8.1 - 10.0 pounds Over 16 pounds Under 2 pounds
more options