Wikipad specs released ahead of launch later this year

Gaming-focused tablet will ship with console controller peripheral

Wikipad's forthcoming gaming tablet will be bigger and more powerful than the 7-inch device unveiled at CES earlier this year.

According to a report on VentureBeat, the WikiPad will have a 10.1-inch IPS display with 16:10 1280 x 800 resolution. At 8.6 mm thick, it is only slightly bigger than the iPad 2, but it will be 40 grams lighter - 560 grams.

Inside, the Wikipad has a Nvidia Tegra 3 T30 1.4Ghz quad-core processing chip backed up with 1GB of DDR2 RAM - significantly better than Google's Nexus 7 tablet. It will ship with a minimum of 16GB internal storage, and a battery that will support six hours of continuous gaming. However, the launch models will not feature the 3D displays showcased at CES.

The unique selling-point for gamers, though, is the Wikipad's controller peripheral, which attaches a button and analogue stick layout modelled on the Xbox 360 pad onto the device.

The Wikipad will ship later this year. No pricing details have been released, though it is expected to be competitive with cheaper tablets like the Nexus 7.

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"significantly better than Google's Nexus 7 tablet"

Significantly? How so? The Nexus 7 has a quad-core Tegra 3 (quoted at 1.3Ghz), and 1GB of RAM. Looks about the same to me... :?
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Patrick Frost QA Project Monitor 5 years ago
What hideous peripheral... it seems, well frankly pointless. What OS is this running?
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Craig Page El Presidente, Awesome Enterprises5 years ago
I'd get this if they sold the controller on it's own to use with any 7" tablet.
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Andy Samson QA Supervisor, Digital Media Exchange5 years ago
The buttons and stick layout looks more like the Wii U GamePad than the 360.
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Adam Yau Game Programmer 5 years ago
It's the colours and the placement of the XYAB buttons.
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