Summary: The Good: - Nice buttons with a good "click" to them. Feels very "old-school". - Great button mapping tool makes it work with damn near any game. - MicroSD card slot - so it can hold a lot of videos and games. The Average: - The screen isn't the highest resolution compared to other Android tablets (such as Nexus 7). - The viewing angle isn't that great. - Though neither of those detract from gaming experience at all. The Bad: - Battery life isn't great.
Summary: I am very satisfied with this device. While I wouldn't recommend forking over $300 dollars for it, it is well worth the retail price of $169-$179. I bought this device mainly for emulation of classic consoles, and I'm happy to say that all of the emulators I've tried run flawlessly on its modest hardware. Also, it makes a great portable media player with the addition of the Micro SD slot and Mini HDMI out.
Summary: As a collector of consoles, computers and handhelds I was slightly apprehensive of the Archos Gamepad, especially following some reviews I have read. I have purchased the Archos Gamepad alongside the JXDS7300 and would recommend them both! The Archos Gamepad is very well built, easy to use and very quick and responsive with browsing the web being a breeze.
Excerpt: I am very satisfied with this device. I bought this device mainly for emulation of classic consoles, and I'm happy to say that all of the emulators I've tried run flawlessly on its modest hardware. Very good purchase. BTW. Thank you for great support from Pixmania !
Summary: i have this tablet 4 days now. when it arrived to me i instantly rooted it. DO NOT TRY "Chainfire3D" it will destroy you gamepad, so you will have to root it again. the price is just great for what it gives and thats why i give 5 start. about the screen, the touch is great, but some games require to turn the device, one angle that i can't describe in english is terrible, all the other 3 are good. also the resolution is average.
Pros: price, performance, build in controlls
Cons: only 8 gb, some games doesnt' like the anologs, bad viewing angles
Summary: firstly you dont own one so your review is not quite right i own one and love it it plays games and you can surf the net and i mean fast dont understand why someone who has used one could not love it if your thinking of getting one go read the arnova forum and that will make you want one even more.
Summary: Have you tried to update latest firmware of the device? Many people complain and complain about the gamepad, but after updating, the machine runs like a dream. With small investment, this machine let me play android game with high graphics setting and smooth framerate as a high-end smartphone. Beside playing games, the gamepad can connect to HDTV and other USB devices with ease. My Galaxy Tab 2 even has a hardtime with these functions.