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Archos GamePad

Archos GamePad
alaScore 85

162 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 162 reviews of Archos GamePad. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. Views about the size and design are generally positive. The usability and screen also get good views, but many are critical about the reliability and battery.

price, screen, usability, design, size

battery, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Archos GamePad is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 162 reviews)

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Archos GamePad

 

Archos GamePad is a gaming centric tablet with 7-inch screen, physical control buttons and two analog sticks. In addition, it also sports a 1.5GHz dual-core processor coupled with a Mali-400 GPU. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is running the show.

Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape

Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port

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Archos GamePad

 

The ARCHOS GamePad is a tablet specifically designed for playing games complete with two shoulder buttons, four directional pads and dual joysticks. At first glance, the size of the screen, 7”, might seem too unwieldy for comfortable gaming, however it...

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Archos GamePad review

 

The Archos GamePad is a 7-inch Android handheld console that holds a lot of promise. Is it a decent affordable alternative to the PS Vita?

Mapping buttons feature ; HDMI TV output ; 1080p video playback

Won't work with all games ; Poor battery life ; Constant freezing and crashes

The Archos GamePad had so much going for it. The affordable price, a design well suited for handheld gaming and great TV mode support but there are just too many issues with it.

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Hands on: Archos GamePad review

 

An Android tablet with buttons

Physical inputs to match Xbox/PS3 controllers ; Intuitive and flexible button-mapping function

Outdated and low-quality analog control nubs ; Lack of standardization across games ; Not very pretty

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Archos Gamepad review

 

A great idea, but the Gamepad only plays nice with certain games

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Archos GamePad

 

Hands-on: Archos shoots for Android tablet gaming nirvana, misses.

If you want something to game on, a bonafide gaming handheld like the simlarly priced Nintendo 3DS or PS Vita is a far better bet. And as the Archos GamePad's buttons aren't all that good, they're not the upgrade over virtual controls we had hoped for.

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Archos GamePad review

 

Uncomfortable controls, poor battery life and a dire screen make the Archos GamePad a bitter disappointment for Android joystick junkies.

Low price ; Decent specifications

Poor gaming interface ; Bad screen ; Weak battery life ; Incompatible with some big games

Given the rapid rise in the quality of Android games, the time is certainly right for a device of this kind -- something with a big screen that could be used for proper gaming as well as all the other cool stuff you usually do on a tablet.Somewhere...

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Archos Gamepad review -

 

Low price; Game Mapping Tool

Lacklustre look and feel; Poor selection of compatible games; Weak screen with temperamental responsiveness

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Archos Gamepad - Review

 

The Gamepad is a unique device, it is like nothing I have ever used before. In the past my mobile gaming had been done on a Nexus 7 or a Galaxy Note, so using real buttons was going to be [...

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Archos GamePad review – out of control

 

With new consoles being announced almost by the day how does this game-friendly tablet stack up against its thoroughbred rivals?

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