Archos GamePad - tablet - Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) - 8 GB - 7" £49 @ asda.direct
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Archos GamePad - tablet - Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) - 8 GB - 7" £49 @ asda.direct

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only a matter of time until Asda Price matched !

Debating if should get one of these just for Dreamcast Emulation

jrussd

Debating if should get one of these just for Dreamcast Emulation


That's the answer
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-hEUYF5m7MYs/URUTLyFg3xI/AAAAAAAABLA/qccyQFHQ4oo/s1600/03.jpg

Can it handle it? I just bought the £130 jxd to do this, surely the £49 one can't!

Sliwka

[quote=jrussd] Debating if should get one of these just for Dreamcast … [quote=jrussd] Debating if should get one of these just for Dreamcast Emulation


That's the answer


you dont need an emulator to play that now..

play.google.com/sto…axi

I bought 1 from amazon when they were £52 and for the money its worth it. but you won't get many large android games on it bit PSP emulation so far has been pretty good and Ds if you can handle the split screen. get yourself happy chick game emulator from the play store and and an SD card card and start all the old games you used to play on this. battery life is about 2 hours so i have to take the charger round with me and plug it in to a car charger as it does come with a USB charger.

Currently £42 from Tesco with a new customer code.

I've ordered one and am going to pick it up today. For the money, it's well worth it.

Apparently it can emulate Dreamcast, PSX, PSP and DS but it gets a bit stuttery at times.

I'll mostly use it for 8 & 16 bit games. Probably a bit of N64 as well.

Battery life is crap but I've already got a new battery for it.

pretty poor in almost every respect, by hey its £50.

Can these things play movies, go on the internet and basically act as a portable media player?

timj13

Can these things play movies, go on the internet and basically act as a … Can these things play movies, go on the internet and basically act as a portable media player?



Yes.

Wonder if i an play shenmue on this?

That damn button D-pad is fubar tbh, I took mine out and put in a PS1 D-pad and made it 100% better for playing games. Other than that the battery is pretty poor but there are guides around showing you how to replace the battery.

SpideyPunk

Can it handle it? I just bought the £130 jxd to do this, surely the £49 o … Can it handle it? I just bought the £130 jxd to do this, surely the £49 one can't!

there were originally around £120 but havent sold very well.

Source: im the guy who serves you DVDs and Games

Out of stock now, shame I was gonna get one for emu's

iom24fps

Out of stock now, shame I was gonna get one for emu's



just get it from tesco for £42 collected or £45 delivered with the new customer code

There is a tescos deal with this for £42 so really the heat should be going there. Strange.

hotukdeals.com/dea…e=5
Edited by: "alera" 18th Apr 2014

Just bought one from tesco, £42 with £10 off code for new customers
CODE: TDX-RDWA

Are they this price in store ?

iom24fps

Out of stock now, shame I was gonna get one for emu's



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http://img.thesun.co.uk/aidemitlum/archive/01621/SNN1817SLUG---_1621996a.jpg
Edited by: "DavieDeal" 18th Apr 2014

Does anyone know of an ZX Spectrum/Commodore 64 emulators that will work with this?

Product availability status: Sorry, out of stock.

Got one at tesco yesterday for 50 quid, had been looking for something I could use on the train as an all in one.. This does games, movies, music so perfect for what I need.. Nearly got it a full price a while ago so glad I waited!! On the whole not bad

@DavieDeal

Emulators

Whats this like can I play GTA3 and Vice City and will I be able to use a notepad software and does this feature usb otg or a full usb port?

Wow ok forget about the game youtube.com/wat…Ycs for £42 to browse the web and have games and movies and 3g / 4g internet and usb input support this is amazing so you could use an air mouse in theory with this and all sorts of fun outside of gaming!
Edited by: "modmouse" 18th Apr 2014

What is the quality of the controls like when compared to e.g Moga / Moga Pro / Nyko Playpad Pro / Gametel. (I don't want a tablet that has built in controls I think are rubbish).

Is the Gamepad 2 loads better ? (Nothing really I have tried to play that isn't perfect on the tablet I have).
Edited by: "unrandomsam" 18th Apr 2014

Terrible battery, you have to charge it everyday even when you don't use the damn thing.

Not a great display, I paid £90 for mine 6 month's ago and never use it.

I picked mine up tonight. I've had hours of fun with it so far. I'm not so interested in new Android games, I got it for retro game emulation

Quick pros/cons:

Pros:
It emulates NES/SNES/GB/GBC/GBA/MS/MD/GG/NG/NGP/PCE flawlessly.
It does a pretty good job of emulating N64. Mario 64 and Mario Kart 64 both work well. Others (e.g. Crusin USA) are unplayable.
The button mapping tool is very good. Brilliant implementation that means it'll support pretty much every emulator even if they don't support controllers.
It doesn't feel as cheap as I expected. It's clearly not a premium product (it's all plastic) but it feels robust enough. Buttons have a decent click to them etc...
It cost £42! (from Tesco)

Cons:
Battery. It's poor. Very poor. 2hrs (at most) of playing time. If you play it whilst it's plugged in, it doesn't really charge the battery.
The screen is below standard. It's got a weird look to it that's hard to explain to anyone who hasn't seen a cheap screen before. It's most notable on whites. It's sort of a strange texture that makes the screen look dirty. You don't notice it much when you're playing a game, but it looks awful when browsing the web. The viewing angles are pretty poor as well.

I've yet to try and Dreamcast emulation but will do later. I believe it does a good sob of PS1 games but they don't really interest me (It's an evil console that destroyed gaming!!!).

For £42, it's an absolute bargain. I'm going to attempt the battery change next week which will hopefully resolve most of the issues I have with it. I'm so impressed with it, I'm tempted to get the new version.
Edited by: "tappy" 18th Apr 2014

eh there is a new version!? this I gotta google check

tappy

I picked mine up tonight. I've had hours of fun with it so far. I'm not … I picked mine up tonight. I've had hours of fun with it so far. I'm not so interested in new Android games, I got it for retro game emulationQuick pros/cons:Pros:It emulates NES/SNES/GB/GBC/GBA/MS/MD/GG/NG/NGP/PCE flawlessly.It does a pretty good job of emulating N64. Mario 64 and Mario Kart 64 both work well. Others (e.g. Crusin USA) are unplayable.The button mapping tool is very good. Brilliant implementation that means it'll support pretty much every emulator even if they don't support controllers.It doesn't feel as cheap as I expected. It's clearly not a premium product (it's all plastic) but it feels robust enough. Buttons have a decent click to them etc...It cost £42! (from Tesco)Cons:Battery. It's poor. Very poor. 2hrs (at most) of playing time. If you play it whilst it's plugged in, it doesn't really charge the battery.The screen is below standard. It's got a weird look to it that's hard to explain to anyone who hasn't seen a cheap screen before. It's most notable on whites. It's sort of a strange texture that makes the screen look dirty. You don't notice it much when you're playing a game, but it looks awful when browsing the web. The viewing angles are pretty poor as well.I've yet to try and Dreamcast emulation but will do later. I believe it does a good sob of PS1 games but they don't really interest me (It's an evil console that destroyed gaming!!!).For £42, it's an absolute bargain. I'm going to attempt the battery change next week which will hopefully resolve most of the issues I have with it. I'm so impressed with it, I'm tempted to get the new version.


Very interesting although come on the PS1 rocked !.

Ordered yesterday for £42 and got email to collect today I also got it for emulation

Can someone link me to a good case for this that is less than £15 ?

Very promising device but crashes like hell !!

Often the bottom bar disappears and you can't exit the app, long power button press brings the restart menu, but the pad doesn't react to touches. So dissapointing!

I picked mine up on Saturday, I got it for emulation only as I have the Toshiba Excite Pro that was on sale over Christmas for regular Tablet use, (Although I don't use it that much)

The Game pad is OK I wouldn't say it feels cheap as such but definitely it's not a premium product, The screen is as most have said not the best and does have a rather grainy look to it as described by tappy but for £42 I'm not expecting an IPS screen.

I fully charged the device and used it a little and it has held it charge mostly on standby for the better part of the last two days with 39% left but again that was pretty much just standby.

Regarding emulators can any one recommend the best ones for the device? If this is not allowed could you PM please and then I'll update with more regarding battery life and actual everyday use.

iom24fps

Regarding emulators can any one recommend the best ones for the device? … Regarding emulators can any one recommend the best ones for the device? If this is not allowed could you PM please and then I'll update with more regarding battery life and actual everyday use.



Emulators should be allowed to be posted on here, they're not illegal.

I'm using these:

NES: play.google.com/sto…mu2
SNES: play.google.com/sto…lus
N64: play.google.com/sto…ree
GBA: play.google.com/sto…ee2
MD: play.google.com/sto…oid
Neo Geo: play.google.com/sto…mu2
PCE: play.google.com/sto…mu2

All are free.
Edited by: "tappy" 22nd Apr 2014

Thanks tappy!

Hey tappy,

how do you format your SD card FAT32 exFAT or NTFS, I ask as the emulator doesn't see my card for some reason when using iSnes9x+?
Edited by: "iom24fps" 23rd Apr 2014

iom24fps

Hey tappy,how do you format your SD card FAT32 exFAT or NTFS, I ask as … Hey tappy,how do you format your SD card FAT32 exFAT or NTFS, I ask as the emulator doesn't see my card for some reason when using iSnes9x+?



I don't know if this will help but I think it has info you need to format the card, but it depends on the size and type though.

arctablet.com/blo…de/

The device see the card in FAT32 and exFAT just not the emulator for some reason, I just don't know why?

With the controls and HDMI out this makes a nice little unit to plug in to your TV and it works great or even stick on XBMC and turn it in to a HTPC
Very happy with mine a couple of weeks in picked up for 42 pound from Tesco .
Only the lack of a case or cover is bugging me at the mo , anybody got one to fit ?
I tried a Wii u skin but no good and the generic adjustable ones fall outside of the tolerances quoted .:-(
It is quite a delicate looking device and I fear its life could be short without a cover .

garynawes1 please look at the tesco thread for this deal maplin have a case on sale for £4.99 it fits inside and doesnt slip and its well padded. norm was £9.99 hope that helps, havent got links available anymore so look arround.
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