ARCHOS GamePad | €149.99 | www.archos.com
can’t live without the Internet and gaming even when you are on the road? then, we are quite sure that the ARCHOS GamePad will be your best friend in no time. as the name suggests, this ARCHOS device is primarily rigged to meet your gaming needs but it is also a full-fledge Android-powered tablet running on Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean which means it is totally capable of whatever any regular Android tablet can do and has full access to Google Play store as well as the complete suite of Google Mobile Services (you know, all the G-stuff such as Gmail, YouTube, Google+ et cetera). however, the highlight is of course its mobile gaming capability. the 7-inch tablet looks pretty much like an oversized Sony PSP with its sleek extended sides (or top and bottom, depending the orientation) that are home to fourteen physical buttons and two analog thumb sticks. thanks to the powerful ARCHOS mapping tool, even back catalog games that weren’t designed for physical controls can work with the GamePad’s hard button with a simple drag-and-drop mapping process. powered by a 1.6GHz dual-core processor paired with a quad-core Mali 400 MP GPU for a smooth gaming experience, the GamePad features built-in WiFi connectivity, uPnP and Samba wireless media sharing over your home network, 8GB of onboard storage (expandable up to 64GB via microSD card slot), mini HDMI port and a five point capacitive touchscreen display that offers 16 million colors and a modest 1024 x 600 resolution. available now in European market for €149.99 (about US$195). coming to the North America market sometime in the first quarter of 2013.