The highly anticipated Wikipad price and release date details have finally appeared online through GameStop. This quad core gaming tablet comes equipped with dedicated controls somewhat similar to the Archos GamePad.
Not much was known about the device in question since its appearance at the CES 2012. However, back in July, the official specifications were unveiled with a few surprises in tow. Here’s a quick refresher – the tablet houses a 10.1-inch HD IPS touchscreen instead of a 7-inch one which was presented at the expo. It measures just about 8.6mm in thickness and is considered to be one of the slimmest slates in the 10-inch segment.
“GameStop is the retail destination when it comes to video games. Nobody but GameStop provides gamers with the best gaming content on the market. And for those that purchase or pre-order a Wikipad at GameStop, their tablet will have access to valuable extras including exclusive free, full-length game titles. The Wikipad is powered by an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor and will support PlayStation Mobile platform,” expressed Fraser Townley, President of Sales for Wikipad.
With its main purpose aimed at gaming, the slate depends on a 1.4GHz quad core Nvidia Tegra 3 SOC, the T30 version to be exact, for carrying the load and delivering rich graphics. Backing it up is 1GB of DDR2 RAM and a 23.46Wh battery. The Android Jelly Bean platform takes charge here. Potential users will be able to pre-order this piece of hardware through the aforementioned retailer’s online store.
As mentioned earlier, the Wikipad price and release date information is now official. The gaming tablet will be launched through GameStop on October 31 for a retailer price of $499.