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Archos GamePad 2 Specs Appear Online

By - Source: HKTDC | B 8 comments

Archos is working on a second-generation GamePad tablet.

Archos launched its 7 inch Android-based GamePad tablet back in March 2013 with very little fanfare. The device had a dual-core Cortex-A9 chip clocked at 1.6 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean", and built-in physical game controller buttons spanning analog thumbsticks, directional buttons and so on. It looked like a very large PSP, but with a silver chassis housing.

Just recently a second-generation model was spotted at the FCC, revealing that the device will support Wireless N and Bluetooth connectivity (the original didn't have Bluetooth). The tablet was labeled as the GamePad 2 (A70GP2), manufactured by China-based Shenzhen Emtek Co. Ltd. and sporting a black casing unlike the previous model. Unfortunately, that was it in regards to actual specs.

Now the second-generation Archos gaming tablet has appeared on the HKTDC website. The specs reveal an unnamed 1.6 GHz quad-core SoC with four GPU cores, 2 GB of RAM and a choice of 8 GB or 16 GB of internal storage. As with the previous model, an SD card slot will be provided for up to 64 GB of additional storage although don't expect to sling apps over to the SD card.

The next-generation model will also sport a 7-inch IPS capacitive touch screen with a 1280 x 800 resolution, a slight increase from the previous model's 1024 x 800 resolution. Archos has redesigned the physical controls, with two buttons removed from the tablet face and one button added to each device shoulder. The analog sticks appear to be closer to the action and directional buttons, possibly giving way to larger speakers.

The specs also reveal support for the Archos mapping tool so that gamers can map any game's controls to the physical buttons. The tablet will also come packed with Gameloft's Asphalt 8: Airborne, Modern Combat 4, and the typical Google assortment of apps like Gmail, Google Play, Google Plus and so on. So far it's unknown what version of Android this tablet will use, but HKTDC currently lists the device with a unit price of $169.99 USD.

Archos briefly revealed that development of the GamePad 2 was currently underway at the end of August, stating that it "is the perfect combination of Android tablet and gaming console with access to thousands of the latest games." The company has been relatively quiet about the device ever since.

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    ahmedomran , September 24, 2013 1:39 AM
    Fail
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    burmese_dude , September 24, 2013 8:12 AM
    I'll look forward to playing all of high end 2012 games only.
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    razzb3d , September 24, 2013 9:23 AM
    I love the Archos Gamepad, it's a great ideea. Too bad it doesn't have 3G connectivity.
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    artk2219 , September 24, 2013 9:54 AM
    Quote:
    I'll look forward to playing all of high end 2012 games only.



    Haters gonna hate.
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    qlum , September 24, 2013 10:17 AM
    You know its probably going to be cheap, still run most the not high end smartphone games and be a great system for emulators.
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    rwinches , September 24, 2013 10:21 AM
    HKTDC site no longer has the link page.
    7" seems like it would be more immersive than 5"
    $170 would be a good price point.
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    elsie02696642 , September 24, 2013 11:03 AM
    my buddy's half-sister makes $74/hr on the computer. She has been fired from work for 7 months but last month her pay was $15824 just working on the computer for a few hours. my link ........... WWW.YAD7.COM
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    hoofhearted , September 25, 2013 7:09 PM
    64GB SD card and all the emulators (PSP PSX DS, etc) make this worthwhile. Forget all the Android games.