The Wikipad, a 7″ gaming tablet that fits comfortably into a controller dock, now has a lower price for consumers. Previously on sale for $249, the device has been lowered to $199, coming with new software to help gamers play even more titles.
New Wikipad units will come shipped with a controller mapper, allowing users to select exactly which control setup they would like. If you don’t want your reload button to be “X,” and instead want it be to be “Y,” you can do so. This functionality has been brought to other devices of this nature, most notably the NVIDIA SHIELD.
The Wikipad is powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor (ouch), 1GB of RAM (double ouch), features a 7″ HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 (triple ouch), 16GB of internal storage, and comes running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (quadruple ouch). As for the specs, and the $199 price tag, it might be hard to get excited about this product.
To get your hands on a Wikipad, Best Buy is currently selling them for the marked-down price of $199. You can check them out online by following this link.
WIKIPAD GAME MAPPER AND NEW PRICE POINT
$199 Price Point Provides Gamers the Ultimate Android Tablet Optimized for Games
Wikipad, Inc. (www.wikipad.com) today announced a new price for the Wikipad 7” gaming tablet. Now priced at $199, Wikipad 7” is the only tablet to possess both the unique combination of a console quality gaming experience with the functionality and portability of a high end tablet thanks to its award-winning and patented detachable dual-analog controller.
The Wikipad 7” also announced that touch games can now be mapped to a controller eliminating one of the limitations of mobile games in that games often have control schemes not suited for touch screen play. Aptly named Wikipad Controller Assistant, users can now transform ordinary touchscreen controls of virtually any Android game into extraordinary gaming experiences using Wikipad’s gamepad mapper and patented gamepad controller. Content is king and Wikipad 7” offers a complete ransom of software riches such as Madfinger Games’ Dead Trigger 2 and titles from amazing partners such as Google Play from Google Mobile Services, PlayStation®Mobile games from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., and TegraZone – NVIDIA’s free app that highlights the best games optimized for the Tegra processor.
When the gamepad controller is detached, Wikipad’s sleek design and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system provide gamers with power, speed and functionality necessary for surﬁng the web, watching the latest YouTube sensation, tweeting, checking Facebook status, Netflix and enjoying all the latest ﬁlms, books, magazines and music. Fans can even use dongles such as Google Chromecast to stream content direct from Wikipad 7” to their TV.
Wikipad 7” comes standard with 16 GB memory and possess an additional micro SD slot to support a further 32 GB of storage together with micro USB, GPS, accelerometer and gyroscope. The tablets ultra-light, super thin chassis stands optimized for cloud gaming with a 12 core Nvidia GPU. With an aspect ratio of 16:10, a 2-mega-pixel front facing camera the Wikipad 7” gaming tablet offers true widescreen HD display and HDMI out.