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Overmax Action Tablet Targets Gaming Fans

A new gaming tablet ihas entered the marker, joining the likes of the Archos Gamepad and the Wikipad.

Called the Overmax Action, this tablet is equipped with a a Cortex A8 processor with a clock speed of 1.2 GHz, 8 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for expansion. Its graphics processor is still unspecified. Meanwhile, its display is a capacitive touchscreen measuring 7 inches diagonally. For connectivity, this tablet is supports WiFi 802.11 b/g/n. It also comes with a mini USB port to allow gamers to attach peripherals to the tablet, as well as amini HDMI output port in case its users want a larger display such as an HDTV. The Overmax Action is likewise packed with a 3.5 mm audio jack and dual cameras, as well. It comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. To enhance the gaming experience, its makers integrated a special virtual mapping system on the device’s buttons. Apart from these, however, the makers of Overmax Action have not revealed details about the upcoming device.

Gamers will be glad to know that this slate is already preloaded with emulators and as many as 50 games. They may, however, download free or paid games from the Google Play Store as the tablet offers access to the same. Furthermore, it supports games for the PlayStation 1, and some made for the N64, SNES, and GBA.

The Overmax Action appears to have several similarities with the Archos Gamepad. Both come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 8GB of storage, the option of memory expansion through a microSD card slot, Google Play Store access, a mini HDMI slot, a 7-inch display, and a virtual mapping system. One difference, however, is that the processor of the Gamepad is slightly faster at 1.5GHz.

The Overmax Action is expected to be available in the market next month. Its price, to date, is still unknown.

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Archos GamePad To Hit US Market Next Month

The Archos GamePad will finally be hitting the US market in February. The release date marks roughly a month after the device was released in Europe. In the US, the Android-based gaming tablet will retail for $169.

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Archos showcased the device last week during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

What sets this device apart from regular Android tablets is its 14 physical buttons, dual-analog thumbsticks, and an exclusive button-mapping tool that allows users to enjoy games without relying on on-screen controls and covering parts of the screen during gameplay. That said, the GamePad still comes with a 5-point capacitive touchscreen display. This screen is a 7-inch display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels and support for 16 million colors.

Under the hood, it has a 1.6GHz dual-core CPU working with a quad-core Mali-400 MP4 GPU that supports 3D games. It also has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage capacity. Plus, the device comes with a built-in microSD card slot that can be used to add 32GB of extra storage space. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is its operating system.

Apart from the microSD card slot, the available interfaces include USB 2.0: Mobile Transfer Protocol (MTP), and a miniHDMI port in case users want to enjoy the screen contents on a larger display, such as an HDTV or monitor.

It comes with a single camera that is located on its front. Its other features are a built-in speaker, microphone, and G-sensor.

Various audio and video files are supported, such as  H.264 HD (up to [email protected] fps), MPEG-4 HD (up to [email protected] fps), MP3, WAV (PCM/ADPCM), AAC3, AAC+ 5.13, OGG Vorbis, and FLAC.

The GamePad may be powered powered by a Lithium-Ion battery internally, or through a power adapter externally.

As for its dimensions, the gaming device measures 9’’x 4.6’’x 0.6’’ and weighs 11.6 ounces.

Will you be purchasing the Archos GamePad?

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JXD S7300 Android Gaming Tablet Now Available For Pre-Order

The growing number of Android gaming tablets has been expanded yet again by a new device from a China-based company called JXD. The tablet, called the S7300, is now available for pre-order from the online retailer Willgoo for the price of $149.99. For this price, Willgoo throws in a free pouch for the tablet and an 8GB memory card. The tablet is expected to arrive sometime between the end of the month until early February.

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The gaming device has controls that include a dual joystick and dual Left and Right shoulder buttons. Buttons mapping allows users to find an easy correspondence between the onscreen controls and the device’s physical buttons. Other game control features are G-sensor control and 360-degree visual control. There are three ways that users can enjoy multiplayer gaming: through Wi-Fi direct, Wi-Fi local routing, and Internet-based multiplayer gaming.

One interesting feature of the JXD S7300 is that the tablet is pre-rooted, and has SuperUser access.

Its various connectivity options include Wi-Fi, 3G and cable network via OTG. HDMI dual-screen gaming using the device and an HD television or monitor is also possible through the S7300’s HDMI output port.

The device also supports Android games and nine kinds of simulator games such as “PS1, N64, Arcade CP1/CP2/Neo-Geo, GBA, SFC, MD, FC,” as well as game cloud.

The tablet runs on a 1.5GHz dual-core Amlogic MX chipset with a Cortex A9 CPU with Mali 400 GPU under the hood. Furthermore, it offers 1GB of DDR3 and 8GB of storage capacity. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is its operating system.

For its display, the tablet is packed with a 7-inch LCD. This display is a capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels.

The S7300 has measurements of 9.5 inches in length, 4.77inches in width, and 0.56 inch in depth.

Adding to the list of specifications is a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and stereo dual speakers.

JXD offers the device in two color options: black and white.

The JXD S7300 will have to compete against gaming tablets from Ouya, Archos, NVIDIA, and Razer, among others, all of which offer an immersive Android gaming experience with the help of gamepad controls.

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Razer (Formerly Project Fiona) Gaming Tablets Priced at $999 and $1299

Razer has officially announced the price for its two Windows-based gaming tablets, the Razer Edge and the Razer Edge Pro. The Razer Edge will retail for $999 whereas the Razer Edge Pro will cost $1,299.

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This report comes around a year after the tablet first made an appearance during last year’s Consumer Electronics Show. At the time, the Razer Edge tablets were still a gaming tablet concept called Project Fiona. It garnered various awards on the occasion, among which were CNET’s Best of CES 2012 People’s Voice Award, Stuff Magazine’s Hot Stuff Award, Laptop Magazine’s Best of CES Award, and IGN Magazine’s Best of CES Award.

According to Razer’s press release, the company allowed the gaming community to decide what specifications should be found on the gaming tablet. Among the important decisions made by gamers were the device’s features, chipset, dimensions, and price. These were sent to Razer via surveys, e-mails, and responses on the company’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Thanks to extensive crowd sourcing efforts, the gaming tablet concept was translated into reality.

The result is the Razer Edge and its upgraded sibling, the Razer Edge Pro. The tablets are said to be the first ones to be created “for PC Gamers, by PC Gamers,” according to Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan.

The Razer Edge tablet features a 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. It runs on an Intel Core i5 processor under the hood, working with an NVIDIA GT640M LE graphics processor, and 4GB of DDR3 RAM. It offers 64GB of storage capacity on its solid state disk, and packs suppor t for Bluetooth 4.0 and USB 3.0. The device comes with Windows 8 operating system. It does not include a gamepad.

On the other hand, the Razer Edge Pro boasts of the same 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. It is driven by an Intel Core i7 processor,and has NVIDIA GT640M LE as its GPU. It furthermore offers 8GB of DDR3 RAM and a choice between a 128 or 256GB solid state disk. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 3.0 and USB 3.0, like the Razer Edge. Windows 8 is its operating system, as well. Unlike the less expensive model, the Pro tablet has a gamepad controller included in the package.

Are you interested in these gaming tablets?

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