Archos GamePad might have been available in the Europe since December 2012, but now the word in coming in that US consumers will also be able to use this gaming Android tablet starting next month. According to a report at ARM Devices, an Archos executive confirmed at CES that GamePad will make its US debut in February for $169.
French manufacturer Archos has been trying to ramp up its manufacturing until now, to be able to supply the huge demand that will come with release in markets like US, noted ARM Devices.
To remind you, the Archos GamePad comes with a 7 inch 1024×600p display, 1.6GHz dual-core processor with a quad-core GPU, 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage. The device also comes with several physical controls that can be mapped with the on-screen controls in any Android game using a pre-installed app from Archos. Some of the games automatically get mapped to the physical buttons.
Archos GamePad seems like a great device for such a price and would surely find many takers stateside.
Archos GamePad key features
- Display: 7’-inch 1024x600p capacitive 5 points multitouch screen
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- ARM CORTEX dual-core A9 @ 1.6GHz processor
- Quad-core Mali 400 MP
- Flash Memory: 8GB* + microSD Slot (SDHC compatible up to 32GB)
- 1GB RAM
- Front camera
- USB 2.0: Mobile Transfer Protocol (MTP)
- mini HDMI output6(Mini HDMI / HDMI cable sold separately)
- Built-in Microphone
- Dimensions & weight • 229.8 x 118.7mm x 15.4mm (9’’x 4.6’’x 0.6’’) | 330g (11.6 oz)