Here’s good news for consumers looking for an Android gaming device. The Wikipad gaming tablet has just lowered its price in the United States to $199 from its usual selling price of $249. This device which was originally priced at $499 when it was first announced is a 7-inch tablet that comes with a detachable dual-analog controller allowing for the easy control of games.
- CPU: NVIDIA Tegra 3 mobile processor with quad-core CPU and 5th battery-saver core
- GPU: 12-core NVIDIA GPU
- OS: Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
- Display: 7-inch IPS (1280×800) 16:10 ratio wide-view panel, Capacitive multi-touch screen (supports 5-point gesture), Scratch-resistant military-grade screen
- Wireless: Dual-band WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0
- Internal Memory: 1GB DDR3
- Flash Memory: 16GB
- Micro SD Slot: supports up to 32GB
- Camera: Front-facing 2 megapixel camera
- Sensors: 3-axis Accelerometer, e-Compass, Gyroscope, GPS (including GLONASS)
- Input / Output: 3.5mm stereo headphone and mic minijack, Built-in stereo speakers (2), Built-in Microphone, Micro USB data and power
- Micro-HDMI output
- Battery: 4100mAh watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer
While its specs are already showing signs of aging it is still a very capable device and should be able to play any HD games smoothly. It is very similar to the Google Nexus 7 (2012) but with an added detacheable physical controller.
When in gaming mode all that has to be done is to simply attach the physical controller. The device can also act as a normal tablet simply by detaching the controller.
Aside from this price reduction Wikipad also announced a new game control mapping tool called Wikipad Controller Assistant. This allows games that are designed for touchscreen play to be playable using a physical controller. The tool basically assigns the touchscreen controls to its corresponding hardware buttons.
Wikipad comes pre-loaded with several apps including Madfinger Games’ Dead Trigger 2 and ShadowGun: Dead Zone, Distinctive Games’ Hockey Nations Tournament, Google Play store, PlayStation Mobile games from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., as well as TegraZone of NVIDIA.
Consumers will be able to immediately play games straight out of the box. More games can further be downloaded from the Google Play store, PlayStation Mobile, and even the TegraZone.
The Wikipad is now selling with its updated price over at Amazon and Best Buy.