Wikipad WP005 Tablet PC £49.98 @ Ebuyer
374°Expired

Wikipad WP005 Tablet PC £49.98 @ Ebuyer

97
Found 30th Apr 2015
Decent tablet, if getting on a bit with added controller fully root-able. Tegra 3 should run most things and can be over clocked, I suggest updating it to cryogenmod.
As is will run most emulators and games.
Cheapest its ever been hurry as i think they will sell out fast.

97 Comments

Original Poster

also free delivery!

Very tempted, but...

A) Is this soon to be out of date tech?

B) What decent games run well on the device?

C) Any major flaws

For the price, is it ultimately worth it or is this simply an expensive gimmick?

Thanks guys...

jedijacobs

Very tempted, but...A) Is this soon to be out of date tech?B) What decent … Very tempted, but...A) Is this soon to be out of date tech?B) What decent games run well on the device?C) Any major flawsFor the price, is it ultimately worth it or is this simply an expensive gimmick?Thanks guys...



For a portable emulation system it's a steal.

How easy is it to run SNES/N64 games?

jedijacobs

How easy is it to run SNES/N64 games?


Very, download the snes9x app
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.explusalpha.Snes9xPlus&hl=en
Then download roms from well known sites (don't wanna get in trouble) then dump them on an sd card and point the emulator to the roms, map the buttons and away you go.

Superb deal and ordered for my 6 year old.....perfect for his quite destructive chocolate covered mitts!!! :o) Had my eye on this for awhile, and now below the 50quid mark my wallet has come out of hibernation :O)

An ipad / tab-s for a 6 year old? I think not!!! ;O)

If my nook hd+ can play Sky Baron, then this should have no issue..........X)

Just an FYI, 499 in stock as of now.

Have you got the link for updating it to cyanogenmod? I can't seem to find it but then again I am blind!

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/2667104.htm#pdpFullProductInformation
£169.99

Thanks, bought and heat added.

Extremely cheap for a standard tablet/gaming tablet with controller.

Most reviews said this was too expensive @ £250 initial asking price.

Under £50 to me is like daylight robbery, and especially as it can be used as an emulator.

Brilliant.

Thinking tegra then automatically thinking half life 2 will run bob on, but can't find any info if it will or not. Definitely a deal sealer if it does, portal should work also if hl2 does
Edited by: "bo9dster007" 1st May 2015

Original Poster

sorry looks like there is no cryogenmod for it. just figured there would be as its out for the nexus 7. but device can be rooted. check CDA forums.

Anyone know how the playstation side of things works with this?

I've got a PS3 so can I use anything from my PSN account?

Also, the screen resolution, any good by today's standards?

So close to just saying sod it and buying one for less than £50...

Ordered absolute steal Thanks OP

At this price it could be the new playbook / nook hd+.

Looked at the support forums and not much feedback from wikipad about an os update.....no reason it can't support kitkat or lollipop.....but considering how much this is, it's such a bargain!!!!!

Tempting... but I recently bought an Archos GamePad for £30. However, this is sooooo much better

Looks good. So does it handle the N64 Ok ?

Bought for my 7yr old. That should allow my wife to claim back ownership of her Kindle Fire.
I've had a bit of a poke about and can't find any references to successfully mapping Minecraft controls to use the cradle - can any owners recommend some good resources to get me up and running?

Hmmm tempted, but I don't think it looks as good as my JXD7800b or Archos Gamepad2. Im tempted to have a Tegra compatible gaming device, but the 1GB Ram really nerfs it. Also worth noting that it will probably take over a week for free delivery since its a bank holiday weekend.

Also looking at some youtube reviews it has been £59.99 from ebuyer for quiet some time, so I doubt they will sell out anytime soon.
Edited by: "omisnad" 1st May 2015

googleboogle

Looks good. So does it handle the N64 Ok ?



Nope not really - most Android N64 emulators are pretty dire. Mario64 serviceable but not fun, anything other than Mario64 is a no go really.

I've just ordered with free delivery, and have estimated delivery date of 11 May.

Hopefully this device will be OK quality.
Edited by: "pelago" 1st May 2015

Limelight ? (now moonlight) for steam streaming? I have had some problems with that with my hudl due to resolution problems. Doesn't work with my kindle fire HD. And only one joystick on this, so couldn't play GTA V. But football manager in bed? Nice thought......................anyone confirm limelight/moonlight?

oh just zoomed in... it does have two joysticks and a joypad...

WOW!! any one thoughts on limestream/moonstream?

oooh has hdmi too............ very tempted... don't need it... must .... r e s i s t

I rushed in and ordered one this morning thinking it was a great price and would be a red hot deal but not 100% sure what i would actually do with it. This afternoon the deal is still distinctly lukewarm and I'm having serious second thoughts on whether I should have got it at all. As I recently got a Hudl 2, which is great, I don't strictly need this wikipad as a regular tablet at all but it looks like it could have the makings of a great retro games machine to say install some emulators on and stuff in a 64GB micro sd loaded with all the classic 8 and 16 bit games and play them on a real controller. The smaller screen should make sure the games retain a bit more of their sharpness than on big screen TVs where they can look awfully pixellated. Has anyone any experience using this tablet for emulation and crucially, can the emulators actually use the physical controller buttons or do they insist on using horrible virtual on screen buttons?

Looking around properly the price seems decent rather than exceptional, they have been £59.99 for ages on ebuyer and can be had for similar, sometimes even slightly lower prices on eBay though I suppose the small premium is worth it for a proper 12 month warranty.

Overall I'd say it's a hot deal and heat added but still not sure if I made the right choice for me personally as I think it's too soon after getting the Hudl 2, I know the Wikipad is cheap but still a waste if I don't actually use it. I'd be tempted to cancel the ebuyer order tbh but it's gone to processing already so probably already too late....


Edited by: "ST3123" 1st May 2015

ST3123

I rushed in and ordered one this morning thinking it was a great price … I rushed in and ordered one this morning thinking it was a great price and would be a red hot deal but not 100% sure what i would actually do with it. This afternoon the deal is still distinctly lukewarm and I'm having serious second thoughts on whether I should have got it at all. As I recently got a Hudl 2, which is great, I don't strictly need this wikipad as a regular tablet at all but it looks like it could have the makings of a great retro games machine to say install some emulators on and stuff in a 64GB micro sd loaded with all the classic 8 and 16 bit games and play them on a real controller. The smaller screen should make sure the games retain a bit more of their sharpness than on big screen TVs where they can look awfully pixellated. Has anyone any experience using this tablet for emulation and crucially, can the emulators actually use the physical controller buttons or do they insist on using horrible virtual on screen buttons? Looking around properly the price seems decent rather than exceptional, they have been £59.99 for ages on ebuyer and can be had for similar, sometimes even slightly lower prices on eBay though I suppose the small premium is worth it for a proper 12 month warranty.Overall I'd say it's a hot deal and heat added but still not sure if I made the right choice for me personally as I think it's too soon after getting the Hudl 2, I know the Wikipad is cheap but still a waste if I don't actually use it. I'd be tempted to cancel the ebuyer order tbh but it's gone to processing already so probably already too late....



Don't feel bad, its still a great price for what you get. Especially if you only currently have a Hudl2. Using physical controls adds a lot to games such as emulators, platformers and twin stick shooters. Im seriously tempted despite owning a Archos Gamepad 1 / 2 and a JXD 7800b. Both of which cost over twice as much as this (Gamepad 1 is S***E and vastly inferior to this).
Most emulators run fine with the physical controls without mapping to the touch screen. The absolute best Android emulators are those made by Robert Broglia.
Edited by: "omisnad" 1st May 2015

was in Thurrock today.....the Game store there had about 4 of them on display (new) for £75..Nowhere is cheaper then ebuyer at the moment...Wow, the box and the unit itself are actually a lot bigger then I thought!!!!...for my 6 year olds needs, this is so much more then adequate.....:0)

I have one. It has run all the emulators that I've tried fine. Although I've not done too much emulation as nicest thing about it is playing normal Android games without the touch controls. Most apps detect the controls OK but the game-mapping is easy if not. Sometimes if you press a button that isn't mapped or configured it exits the game. Battery seems to drain easily, so I've taken to removing it from the controller when not in use. The controller is bigger than expected and feels a bit cheap despite being solid, but my little kids manage with it. It handles normal tablet duties OK, but Chrome is slower than on my Moto G so I don't bother with it for browsing. Audio is sometimes crackly through the headphones, and sometimes I have to play about starting the music before plugging them in (otherwise it continues using the speakers). Whilst general performance is smooth it occasionally pauses for a half-second. Not sure why.

Currently got it working as an internet radio in the bedroom. Using a bluetooth speaker as the ones on the controller are almost as tinny as the ones built into the tablet.

Original Poster

don't underestimate it the tegra 3 was and still is a quality SOC. it will run
SNES with filters at 0 frame skip
GBA with filters 0 frame skip
afba (arcade) 0 frame skip
MD.emu with filters 0 frame skip
epsxe with filters 0 frame skip
mupen (n64) Zelda oot HD resolution at 20 fps. its native running frames.
trust me it may no longer be top of the pile but its got more than enough power to run most things well. don't be fooled by antutu scores of the Chinese CPUs such as mediatek and rockchip they use tricks to get high scores. Also most apps & emus don't support octa core. nvidia I've got a lot of jxd devices up to the 7800b and nothing runs anything any better, and the quality sucks. this is cheaper and much better quality, it may have been 59.99 before but this is the cheapest its ever been and I can't see it selling any cheaper. You can't get a nexus7 for £50 which this accentually is and your getting a quality pre-mapped controller.

most apps will run fine a few of the newer ones may not be supported but most are

I wonder... if this hits over 100, will it go mental?

jedijacobs

I wonder... if this hits over 100, will it go mental?


Well I posted last night that 499 were in stock, I've just checked and now they have 500 in stock. oO

Comment

Dryosh

Well I posted last night that 499 were in stock, I've just checked and … Well I posted last night that 499 were in stock, I've just checked and now they have 500 in stock. oO



I'm still so tempted!

jedijacobs

CommentI'm still so tempted!


I'm gonna wait on, I don't really need one and I think it could come down a bit more.

jameshothothot

oooh has hdmi too............ very tempted... don't need it... must .... … oooh has hdmi too............ very tempted... don't need it... must .... r e s i s t


same feelings mate.....so hard to resist but I have to.... I have to leave this site before I buy all stuff I don't need

As a standalone tablet is this any good for day to day surfing?

Bargain for that price, picked up two of these at £70 each and I was quite impressed with them for that. Build quality is a lot better than most budget tablets. The controller is pretty damn huge though!

i have a jailbroken ipad 3, and this is still tempting, but its the lack of updates that's ultimately put me off. Great for kids, so parents can get their gadgets back though!

This is the cheapest I have seen it - great price for a good piece of kit.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text