can’t decide between a portable gaming device or a tablet? well, the ARCHOS GamePad 2 is here to solve your dilemma. less than a year on, ARCHOS has announced its second generation gaming-centric tablet boasting HD display, improved controls, a larger battery and a quicker processor. still sticking to the same 7-inch form, the GamePad 2 goes HD with a multi-touch IPS display packing in 1,280 x 800 pixels. powered by a quad-core A9 1.6GHz chip running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS, and with a fast quad-core Mali 400 MP4 GPU and 2GB of RAM, the GamePad 2 is all set to deal with the latest 3D games you can throw at it. the physical controls also received an update, along with an updated version of the Game Mapping Tool for mapping any touchscreen control game to work with the hard buttons.
other features include a front-facing camera, 8GB or 16GB onboard storage, expandable storage up to 64GB via micro SD card slot, dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth, support for Wireless Display, built-in stereo speakers and microphone, HDMI out, and a lithium polymer battery that is said to be 50 percent larger than those found on typical 7-inch tablets – though no exact cap were provided, so we are just going to take ARCHOS words for it. the whole package comes in a sleek form with texture grip and curved edge for ergonomic hand placement when gaming. each GamePad 2 comes preloaded with complete versions of Asphalt 8: Airborne and Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour by Gameloft. the ARCHOS GamePad 2 is due to hit the stores later this year for $199.99 a pop. take a few more look in the image gallery below.