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Video: Hands-on With the ARCHOS GamePad [CES 2013]


We just got done hanging with the ARCHOS crew here at CES, and while we were there, we were able to go hands-on with the brand spanking new GamePad. The device sports built-in buttons, triggers, and toggles, all dedicated for gaming centered around a semi-okay display with a resolution of 1024 x 600. The hybrid device is powered by a dual-core processor, quad-core GPU, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of on-board memory which is expandable. 

It is now available here in the U.S. for the price of $169, which is actually quite reasonable, given ARCHOS even built their own key mapping software that works like a charm. All in all, it is a neat little device that kids would probably go crazy for. The toggles were a bit cheap feeling and the display isn’t close to HD, but it meets a very low price point that Project SHIELD from NVIDIA will likely come no where near.

Check out our hands-on with the GamePad down below.

  • looks local cheap chines tablet..

  • only thing i’d pass up the n7 w/moga is a n10 w/moga. seems like outdated hardware.

  • EvanTheGamer

    NVIDIA’s Project SHIELD sounds pretty damn awesome right about now. Not a chance in hell this GamePad will be able to compete with NVIDIA’s far superior gaming system.

    • Captain_Doug

      It will if it costs $170. The Shield will cost 2 or 3 times as much. this would be great for casual gaming. Especially emulators and whatnot.

      • EvanTheGamer

        True that.

  • mustbepbs


  • If it’s so available now, where is it available from?

    • archos.com….

      • Maybe they just haven’t updated it. But they do have a tablet for 199.99 with Honeycomb. Delicious!

        • Its on there for me.

          • Captain_Doug

            You can see it on their website but it’s not in their store.

  • A non HD screen and dual core for gaming? Please….

    • Wow on their site they are even advertising it as 1080p HD…

      • Manthas

        They get away with it because of the HDMI port, so that it can output at 1080p to your television

        • michael arazan

          Then I’d rather get the Archaos Tv Connect and just use my HD tv, at least I can use like a giant full tablet on my tv and games too