The Archos GamePad was an interesting introduction in to the world of Android game consoles by Archos. While it had a mixed response, it was definitely a step in the right direction. So learning from their past experience, Archos have just announced the GamePad 2. The GamePad2 is packed with an IPS HD screen, a faster Quad Core processor, and the propriety Archos Game Mapping Tool.
“Following the success of the GamePad 1, we knew that we could take the gaming-tablet concept further. With our GamePad 2 we have included an HD screen, better controls, a larger battery and a faster processor,” said Loic Poirier ARCHOS CEO, “We’re excited to be working with a leading games company like Gameloft to pre-install two visually stunning titles for an amazing gaming experience.”
The GamePad 2 also packs complete versions of Asphalt 8: Airborne and Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour by Gameloft both revisited for physical controls.
“With a tablet that’s as innovative as the ARCHOS GamePad 2, it was an easy decision to optimise our games for the platform,” said Cyril Guilleminot, Gameloft Director for France & Benelux. “Users will be able to take part in a brand new gaming experience with its integrated physical control system.”
HD IPS Screen
The Archos GamePad 2 offers a 7″ IPS HD screen which is perfect for gaming. The wide screen has a 1280 x 800 resolution, that is perfectly designed for gaming as well as multimedia. It offers vibrant colours, and looks great from all viewing angles.
Powerful Processor and Better Battery
With an upgraded processor, and a larger battery, not only does this run faster, but it can also process the latest games faster.
The improved battery life also means that you have enough power to last you gaming, browsing, and any other work you may want to do.
Improved thumb sticks, buttons, and mapping tool
The ARCHOS GamePad 2 features more precise, incurved dual thumb-sticks, double buttons on each shoulder, a single part directional pad and a vastly improved button click-feeling for a better physical gaming experience.
Combined with the updated version of the critically praised Game Mapping Tool, first featured on the GamePad 1, that lets users map any touch-screen button game to work with the physical controls, theARCHOS GamePad 2 offers an improved android gaming experience for hundreds of thousands of free and paid games.
Archos GamePad2 also packs in the GameZone app which allows you to find games specially tuned for this tablet.
Powerful Android Tablet
Perhaps one thing where the first GamePad lacked was on the specs of being a regular Android Tablet. This time the GamePad 2 gives you all you’d want from a great tablet and more:
- Android 4.2™ ‘Jelly Bean’
- Google Certified with full access to the Google Play store and its 1 million apps and games, GamePad Game Zone app also included to find the best games
- Amazing Tablet Features: WiFi Display, HDMI, front stereo speakers, Front camera for video calling and an improved multi-media thanks to Archos Media Center applications
The ARCHOS GamePad2 will be available at the end of October at €179.99 on www.ARCHOS.com.
For more information about the GamePad 2 or other ARCHOS products visit www.ARCHOS.com.