Inexpensive Wikipad Gaming Tablet Debuts June 11th, Challenges Razer Edge and NVIDIA Project SHIELD - HotHardware
Inexpensive Wikipad Gaming Tablet Debuts June 11th, Challenges Razer Edge and NVIDIA Project SHIELD

Inexpensive Wikipad Gaming Tablet Debuts June 11th, Challenges Razer Edge and NVIDIA Project SHIELD

The Razer Edge and NVIDIA’s Project SHIELD aren’t the only handheld gaming tablets in the game; the Wikipad is making a push, and the $249 tablet will officially launch on June 11th.

The Wikipad adopts the same design concept as the Razer Edge, which is a tablet that snaps into a handheld controller that converts the whole thing into a portable console. The Wikipad is a 7-inch device (smaller than the 10-inch Razer Edge) and runs a quad core NVIDIA Tegra 3 SoC with 16GB of onboard storage (with a 32GB micro SD slot) and micro USB, HDMI out, a 2MP front camera, GPS, an accelerometer, and a gyroscope.

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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is on board, and the 16:10 display supports 5-point multitouch. And of course, there’s the gamepad controller which includes two analog joysticks, a D-pad, four buttons, right and left bumpers, and right and left triggers. You can acquire games from Google Play, Sony, and NVIDIA’s TegraZone.

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The specifications are solid if not mind-blowing, but the $249 price tag is incredible. We’ll look forward to seeing if this thing can hack it for real.
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I forgot all about Razer Edge... Wonder how it sold?

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And all this plays is crappy Android phone games.

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Why on earth would anyone buy this over Shield? Aging Tegra 3 processor versus shiny new Tegra 4...

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You get this over the Shield because

1. you want to save $100

2. you want a bigger screen so you don't have to squint

3. you want something that you can convert into a mini tablet when you're not playing

If you have a Tegra 3 device, you'll know that most if not all games currently in the Tegra store work fine with it.

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