Excerpt: Archos GamePad is a gaming centric tablet with 7-inch screen, physical control buttons and two analog sticks. In addition, it also sports a 1.5GHz dual-core processor coupled with a Mali-400 GPU. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is running the show.
Pros: Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape
Cons: Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port
Excerpt: Mobile gaming has come a long way since the humble Nintendo Gameboy. Almost everyone has a mobile device that keeps them entertained while travelling, but many games simply aren’t suited to touchscreen controls. Thankfully, the 7in Archos Gamepad has dedicated gaming buttons which should solve the problem and make more complex games much easier to play.
Excerpt: The ARCHOS GamePad is a tablet specifically designed for playing games complete with two shoulder buttons, four directional pads and dual joysticks. At first glance, the size of the screen, 7”, might seem too unwieldy for comfortable gaming, however it is ergonomically designed for easy holding. Users can also easily map out the controls thanks to the GamePad’s game-mapping tool.
Summary: Overall I think the Archos Gamepad could have been a great device. The internal memory basically ruins the device, with 16 or 32GB you wouldn’t have to worry one bit about storage space.
Pros: Unique style and design, Massive potential if games developers adapt their games, MicroSD slot makes the Gamepad a decent cheap media player, Custom mapping tool makes certain games easily mappable, Custom ROM community seem to be working their magic on the Gamepad
Cons: Horrendous Battery life, Screen quality and viewing angles, Very clicky buttons, Small internal memory makes uninstalling stuff a daily chore, Custom mapping tool makes certain game type almost impossible to map, Some basic games are stuttery due to uncommon GPU
Conclusion: Esta tablet viene indicada para todo aquel que quiera unas largas sesiones de juego en casa y que además quiera jugar a la mayoría de los juegos de Google Play. Su sistema de mapeado de botones tan completo nos asegura comodidad total, con un tablet muy ligero y cómodo del que difícilmente nos cansaremos de sujetarlo durante horas.
Excerpt: Fazit: Archos bietet mit dem Gamepad für günstige 120 Euro eine Mischung aus 7-Zoll-Tablet und portabler Spielekonsole. Im Test zeigt sich allerdings, dass die Mixtur jede Menge Schwächen hat und nichts für passionierte Gamer ist.
Pros: Preis, Physische Gaming-Tasten...
Cons: ... die allerdings sehr ungenau reagieren, Display, Laufzeiten, Miese Verarbeitung