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Archos Gamepad 2 RK3188 1.6GHz 16GB 7" Tablet

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RK3188 1.6GHz Android 16GB Dec 2013
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HD IPS Screen Play In High-defThe ARCHOS Gamepad 2 features a 7 inch HD screen perfect for gaming. The widescreen 1280 x 800 pixel resolution gives an amazing gaming and multimedia experience and... More
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13 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This Archos tablet has an average expert rating of 73% based on twenty-eight expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Digital Versus and PC Advisor.co.uk. Tablet computer experts are not sure about this tablet computer.

Reasonably Priced

Some Archos Gamepad 2 owners who bought it concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com wrote in their review of this tablet “From the cheap look, buggy software” . Electricpig.co.uk said seven years ago “A dirt cheap MP3 player.” in their Archos Gamepad 2 review but in spite of that they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ wrote “These days, Android games are popping up as fast as cheap, third-party Android tablets” in their Archos Gamepad 2 review.

Nice Design

One customer who purchased it concluded that it was good looking. Electricpig.co.uk wrote “The glass overlay looks gorgeous” although they rated the product 3 stars. One Archos Gamepad 2 reviewer who reviewed it said that it was a good design.

Good for Games

Several Archos Gamepad 2 owners who reviewed it considered that it was good playing games on. Three years ago Trustedreviews.com said on Trusted Reviews “The frustrating mapping button means the search for a great Android gaming tablet goes on”. Two years ago Pcadvisor.co.uk said on expert website PC Advisor.co.uk “Gaming is a popular reason to buy”. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk said “Android should be a great platform for handheld gaming; there's plenty of games on the Play store” in their Archos Gamepad 2 review.

Easy to Use

One Archos Gamepad 2 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ said three years ago “The Archos GamePad 2 impresses with its design and its comfortable controls.”.

Good Size

One Archos Gamepad 2 owner reckoned that the Archos Gamepad 2 was compact. Electricpig.co.uk wrote in their Archos Gamepad 2 review seven years ago “Still compact” but in spite of that they scored it 3 stars.

Good Product Quality

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Archos Gamepad 2 was good quality. Electricpig.co.uk wrote “Sound quality is more than respectable” in their review of the Archos Gamepad 2.

Good Battery Life

One Archos Gamepad 2 reviewer who purchased it mentioned that it had a good battery life. Three years ago T3.com said in their Archos Gamepad 2 review “With an improved display, bigger battery and a great partnership with one of the behemoths of mobile gaming”.

Quite Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card sizes of similar spec tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Gamepad 2 range from 32GB to 64GB. The Archos Gamepad 2 has one of the larger maximum memory card sizes (64 gigabytes) amongst 3,188 processor tablets of this age.

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Fairly Large Internal Memory

The internal memory of tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Gamepad 2 range from 1GB to 2GB, and the average internal memory is 1.2GB. With an internal memory of 2 gigabytes, the Gamepad 2 has a fairly large internal memory compared to most of the other tablets that were launched around the same time as the Gamepad 2.

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Very Large Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of tablets of this age and spec range from 1GB to 2GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 1.3GB. The Gamepad 2 has one of the largest maximum internal memory (2 gigabytes) amongst similar spec tablets of this age.

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1280 X 800 Pixels Display Resolution

This tablet computer has a 1280 x 800 pixels display resolution, which is the most frequently found display resolution on 3,188 processor tablets that came out around the same time as it.

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Light

At only 400 grams, the Gamepad 2 is quite light compared to most of the other 3,188 processor tablets that have been available for more than two years. The lightest 3,188 processor tablet that is a comparable age to the Gamepad 2 is 290g heavy, the heaviest is 670g, and the average weight is 510g.

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5 Reasons Against

Archos Tablet Computers Only Have Unexceptional Reviews

Average ratings across all Archos tablet computers are unexceptional, however average ratings across just Archos's 3,188 processor tablets are excellent.

Not 4G Compatible

The Gamepad 2 is not 4G compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other tablets of this age and spec are also not 4G compatible.

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Not 3G Compatible

Like most of the other 3,188 processor tablets that came out more than two years ago, the Gamepad 2 is not 3G compatible.

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Very Small Screen Size

The average screen size of similar spec tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Gamepad 2 is 8.7", and the screen sizes range from 7" to 11". The Archos Gamepad 2 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 7 inches) amongst 3,188 processor tablets of this age.

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Only One Battery Cell

The Gamepad 2 is a one battery cell tablet. Most of the other tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to the Gamepad 2 have one battery cell.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Archos Gamepad 2

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this tablet was released.

Four Processor Cores

The Gamepad 2 is a four processor core tablet. That's average compared to the other 18 tablets of a comparable type and age to the Gamepad 2 that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.6 gigahertz, the Archos Gamepad 2 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable age and type to the Gamepad 2.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the Archos Gamepad 2 has a pretty average internal storage capacity compared to most of the other 3,188 processor tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Gamepad 2.

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Expert Reviews

(41)
2 January 2015

Let me start of this review by saying I know we are very late to the game with this review and by that I mean very very late. The reason that I never reviewed the GamePad 2 before now is that I... Read more…

29 August 2014

Tablets and smartphones are now an everyday part of even the occasional gamers life, but the PC and console owning public misses that satisfying feel of a controller when theyre on the go. Archos... Read more…

29 May 2014

In coming to the conclusion of this review a few bumps in the GamePad 2 road were uncovered and not all of them are Archos' own doing. It seems, like the Xenon before it, the Game Pad 2 is aimed...

21 February 2014

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

29 January 2014

The Archos GamePad 2 may not qualify as an irreproachable tablet in the classic sense (it's still a bit light in the battery department), but as a tablet-console it's excellent. The fruit of...

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User Reviews

(21)
Reviewed 11 September 2014 by Mr M R Jolliffe
(Verified Purchase)

Package came as expected, super fast delivery. Big problem, the analogue sticks seemed super useless, tested it with numerous Google marketplace games and each time the analogue sticks barely... Read more…

Reviewed 4 October 2014 by Electron
(Verified Purchase)

This is a brilliant device, and I am very pleased with it. It is amazing as a tablet but comes into its own when playing Emulation games as the buttons can be mapped as you want them. I didnt find... Read more…

Reviewed 6 January 2015 by Tony O'Donohoe
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this when it was priced at £99 and it was a steal! My son hasn't looked at his 3DS XL since being handed this Christmas morning. Its running SNES, Megadrive, PSX, a few Dreamcast titles,... Read more…

Reviewed 18 November 2014 by DJ Templar
(Verified Purchase)

Brilliant little tablet and my sdon is gonna squeal with joy at xmass. it's also 45% cheaper than ANYWHERE ELSE and with next day delivery on prime... fantastic. if you like mobile gaming and like... Read more…

Reviewed 9 November 2014 by Susan
(Verified Purchase)

Very good idea. Easy to use and work. Very happy with product...

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