Late last year, Wikipad
released news that it planned to bring a 10” form-factor gaming tablet to market. After doing some further research, the company decided to first release a 7” form-factor that has all of the same components and specs of the forthcoming larger 10” tablet. What makes the Wikipad so good for gaming is the NVIDIA Tegra Quad Core CPU and 12-Core GPU along with a detachable gaming controller. So it functions as easily as a tablet as it does as a gaming handheld device.
Here is a list of some of the more important specs from the 7” Wikipad:
- NVIDIA Tegra mobile processor with quad-core CPU and 5th battery-saver core
- High-performance 12-core NVIDIA GPU
- Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
- 7" (diagonal) IPS (1280x800) 16:10 ratio wide-view panel
- Capacitive multi-touch screen (supports 5-point gesture)
- Scratch-resistant military-grade screen
- 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
- 3-axis Accelerometer
- GPS (including GLONASS)
- Built-in 4100mAh watt-hour rechargable lithium-polymer battery
In addition to being built to handle gaming as well as day-to-day tablet functions, the Wikipad is certified for Sony PlayStation Mobile, so all of those titles, along with over 100K on Google Play and titles on the NVIDIA TegraZone, Big Fish Games, OnLive and more will all run on it. We hope to get our hands on a version of it when it releases later this year so we can give you a full review.
WIKIPAD BRINGS 7” TABLET TO MARKET
LOS ANGELES, CA – February 7, 2013 -- Wikipad Inc. today announced that its 7” Wikipad tablet will be available from leading retailers in spring 2013 at a launch price of $249. Wikipad combines the unrivaled gaming experience of a console with the functionality and portability of a premium tablet, thanks to its unique attachable game controller.
“We wanted to get Wikipad into our community’s hands and what we found was that the smaller 7” form factor just seemed right,’” said Fraser Townley, President of Sales, Wikipad, Inc. “The smaller frame delivers an aggressive price while keeping the same amazing specs.”
The 7” Wikipad possesses the same powerful product specs as the previously shown and forthcoming 10” version in a form factor that is even more portable and at a price point that is even more accessible to gamers everywhere. In addition to the new compact form factor, refinements have been made to the dual-analog stick controller to ensure lightning-fast response times and the best gaming experience possible.
Wikipad also announced the relaunch of its website that now includes a comprehensive support page that has dynamic links to social networks and technical forums.
Wikipad – Built for Gaming
The Wikipad is the only tablet to possess the unique combination of truly immersive video game experiences found in consoles with the functionality and portability of a tablet thanks to its award winning attachable dual-analog controller. It offers a premium 7" IPS screen, 16 GB memory with micro SD slot to support an additional 32 GB of storage, ultra-light and thin chassis, is powered by the NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core mobile processor and it is optimized for cloud gaming. With an aspect ratio of 16:10, the Wikipad tablet offers true widescreen HD display.
Consumers will have access to entertainment and videogame content from partners and services including PlayStation®Mobile, Big Fish Games®, TegraZone – NVIDIA's free app that showcases the best games optimized for the Tegra processor – Google Play™, OnLive and many others. When the gamepad controller is detached, Wikipad’s sleek design and full Android 4.1 Jelly Bean functionality make it a powerfully versatile device whether you are surfing the web, reading emails or enjoying films, music and apps at home or on the go.
For a full list of product specs, video games that take full advantage of the Wikipad’s dual-analog stick controller and a community support page, please visit: http://www.wikipad.com/