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New quad-core processor model of Archos GamePad 2 announced

updated 04:39 pm EDT, Wed October 9, 2013

New model has higher-resolution screen, quad-core GPU, better controls

As expected, Android device manufacturer Archos has refreshed its Archos Gamepad -- the new and uprated Archos GamePad 2 is expected at the end of the year. The new iteration of the device features Android 4.2 "Jelly Bean," an HD screen, better controls, a larger battery and a faster processor.

The Archos GamePad 2 features a seven-inch IPS screen running at 1280x800. The gaming handheld has been upgraded to the A9 quad-core processor running at 1.6GHz versus a dual-core 1.6Ghz processor in the original model, with 2GB of system RAM. Two storage sizes will be available: 8GB and 16GB. Storage expansion capability is prodded by a SD slot, with up to 64GB addressable. HDMI, Wi-Fi, and a front-facing camera are all standard on the device.

The ARCHOS GamePad 2 features more precise dual thumb-sticks, double buttons on each shoulder, a single-piece D-pad and an improved button tactile response for a better physical gaming experience.

Also upgraded is Archos' Game Mapping Tool that lets users map any touch-screen button game to work with the physical controls. The GamePad Game Zone application curates one million apps and games in the Google Play store to enhance visibility of GamePad 2-compatible games.

The ARCHOS GamePad2 will be available at the end of October for €180 ($243) on the Archos website.



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