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Archos GamePad 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the build quality and responsiveness. The value for money and battery also get good reviews, but there are some mixed reviews about the screen. Some have doubts about the features and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Archos GamePad 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Archos GamePad 2 review

 

The GamePad 2 has had a significant makeover, but doesn't justify the price tag

Stylish, comfortable design ; HD IPS screen ; Plenty of games to choose from Impressive battery

Priced too high ; Tinny speakers ; Can't cope with more demanding games ; Button mapping is poor

The GamePad 2 is a well built, ergonomic, attractive portable gaming tablet that looks and feels like it should be playing in the big league. The depth of colours, crisp screen and broad array of Android games mean you will be entertained.

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Archos GamePad 2 review

 

The Archos GamePad 2 is the French brand's second attempt to make an Android tablet that features an array of game controls, but is it any good? T3 goes hands-on...

Comfortable controls ; Snappy Android experience ; Micro SD and HDMI out

Limited support for big titles ; Screen isn't full HD ; Slow and boring games

With an improved display, bigger battery and a great partnership with one of the behemoths of mobile gaming, the Archos GamePad 2 is looking a much better proposition than the original. It really depends, though, how well the game mapping tech works,...

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Archos Gamepad 2 review

 

A sequel that improves on the original, but the latest 3D games still challenge it

The Gamepad 2 is a definite improvement on its predecessor, but it still struggles with fiddly controls that aren't suited to certain genres. Performance is improved but is still lacking compared to similarly priced tablets, and you could buy a Tegra...

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Archos GamePad 2

 

The Gamepad is better second time round but it's still far from the perfect

Better-looking design ; Improved controls ; Comfortable to use for long periods

Button mapping still not perfect ; Screen quality is good but not great ; Game support issues still persist

has set the bar for tablet speaker quality and the GamePad 2 falls short of the Amazon tablet's warmer, more detailed sound.

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Archos GamePad 2

 

Earlier this year, Archos debuted its GamePad, a PlayStation Vita-esque Android gaming handheld blessed with physical controls to tackle your favourite mobile games - or cursed, depending on your perspective. From an awful screen to janky controls, the...

Archos has improved on its GamePad in every area possible, from the screen to the speed, and even the hardware and controls, but it's still a very niche product. Priced at £179, it faces stiff competition from the likes of the mighty all-purpose Nexus...

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Archos GamePad 2

 

Earlier this year, Archos debuted its GamePad, a PlayStation Vita-esque Android gaming handheld blessed with physical controls to tackle your favourite mobile games - or cursed, depending on your perspective. From an awful screen to janky controls, the...

The Archos GamePad 2 is a natural evolution in design from the previous version, improving on the original in many ways. It still looks like an oversized PlayStation Portable, but it's been slimmed down and it feels a lot better to hold now. Gone is...

While the 1280 x 800 screen is a vast improvement on the GamePad 2, it's nothing compared to the likes of the full HD panel new Nexus 7, which jams even more pixels into the same sized display. That means some jagged edges in 3D games are more apparent...

Archos has improved on its GamePad in every area possible, from the screen to the speed, and even the hardware and controls, but it's still a very niche product. Priced at £179, it faces stiff competition from the likes of the mighty all-purpose Nexus...

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