Archos announces the GamePad 2
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Earlier today, Archos announced the second generation of its GamePad handheld. The GamePad 2 Android tablet now features a faster processor, a 7-inch IPS display and comes with Archos' proprietary Game Mapping Tool app.
The high performance gaming tablet Archos GamePad 2 features the following specs:
- Processor: quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9 with Mali 400-MP4 graphics
- Memory/Storage: 2 GB RAM; 8/16 GB and microSD support up to 64 GB
- Display: 7-inch IPS touchscreen with 1,280X800 pixels
- Connectivity: micro USB, dual band WiFi, Bluetooth, mini HDMI
- Gaming controls: two thumbsticks, directional pad, 10 buttons
- Operating system: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- Weight/Dimensions: 0.88 pounds; 7.9X6.0X0.39 inches
In addition to the above, the Archos GamePad 2 also features a front facing webcam and comes with two full games preloaded - Gameloft's Asphalt 8 Airborne and Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour.
To ease the task of finding good games compatible with the GamePad 2, Archos designed the GameZone application. "Curating the 1 million apps and games in the Google Play Store, the Game Zone shows off the best ARCHOS GamePad 2 compatible games."
The new handheld will arrive in the United States at the end of the year for $199.99 and on www.Archos.com at the end of this month, priced at €179.99 (~$243).