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Best Android Tablet PCs for Gaming

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The future of Android 3D games looks promising, thanks to so many graphically-intense titles coming to the app market. Many of these games scream for a larger screen estate. Besides a large display, high-end specs make gameplay thoroughly enjoyable.

A fast processor, smart GPU and HD display are some of the prerequisites for a richer, smoother performance. Thankfully, some of the best Android gaming tablets meet these requirements and offer a rich 3D gaming experience.

There are very few tablets with in-built gaming buttons. However, you will find many tablet PCs that offer high-end specs minus the attachable controller. Check out some of the tablet PC choices for your gaming pleasure:

1. WikiPad

WikiPad is a dream device for Android gamers. The Tegra 3 quad-core powered tablet PC offers smooth gaming experience on its 10.1-inch screen. WikiPad’s USP is its controller that can be attached effortlessly when you’re in a mood to play your favorite games. You can attach the game controller while playing a game and remove it when you are doing other tasks.

The best part of WikiPad is that there is no button mapping hassles involved – just attach the controller framework to your device and play! The detachable controls include directional pad, shoulder buttons and four buttons. They work quite smoothly with games like Grand Theft Auto 3 and Heavy Gunner.

WikiPad loads applications quickly and runs demanding games quite smoothly. The OS also offers a special launcher that offers games released on GameStop, PS mobile and Tegra zone. The tablet PC runs on Android Jelly Bean and boasts 1 GB DDR2 RAM. The tablet’s in-built speakers let you play your favorite games at full volume.

WikiPad (With Controller framework)

WikiPad (With Controller framework)

2. Archos: GamePad

Archos: GamePad is one of the few tablet PCs with in-built game controls. Armed with a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor, GamePad offers a 7-inch screen space to play your favorite 3D games. The powerful processor, along with Mali graphics processing unit assures smooth performance, however demanding a game may be.

Like WikiPad, the GamePad boasts in-built game controls with two shoulder buttons and additional 12 buttons. The device’s unique button mapping tool allows you to map buttons for each game effortlessly. It also automatically maps controls for games, making it easier for you to play games. Once you have tweaked the controls, you can load them automatically while playing your favorite 3D titles.

The tablet PC is cheaper than its competitors and runs visually-demanding games without any problems whatsoever.



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3. Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF 700

The Transformer Pad Infinity TF 700 may not have an in-built controller but it surely is heavy on specs. It boasts a 10-inch screen and supports High-Definition display. So if you are looking to play HD games, you should consider buying this tablet PC.

Combining 12-core GeForce graphics processing unit with Quad-core Tegra 3 processor, the Infinity TF 700 tablet PC delivers a smooth gaming performance. Clocked at 1.6 GHz, the Tegra 3 processor is powerful enough to play some of the most demanding 3D games developed for the Android platform.

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity’s powerful processor/GPU combined with 10-inch 1920 x 2000 pixel display offers an amazing Android gaming experience. Its unique selling proposition is perhaps its display. The tablet PC is a bit pricey compared to other Android gaming tablets, but it is worth the money spent on it.

 Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF 700

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF 700

4. Google Nexus 7

If you are looking for a tablet pc that fits your budget, then there isn’t anything better than the Nexus 7. With near-similar specs, it’s a cheaper alternative to Asus Transformer Infinity. Nexus 7 is one of the best tablet PCs to date and has a patented design that ensures faster processing power while saving battery life. You can enjoy playing games for a longer period of time.

The processor assures faster page loads and smoother performance while playing high-end 3D games. With a 1280x800 HD screen display and a powerful Quad-core Tegra 3 processor/12-core GeForce GPU combo, Google’s tablet pc offering doesn’t fail to deliver an incredible 3D gaming experience.

What’s your favorite gaming tablet PC? Do you know any other gaming tablet besides the ones enlisted here? Are there any other cheaper alternatives to pricey tablets? Share your views via the comment section below and let us know your tablet preferences.

All Screenshots, Courtesy of Their Respective Tablet Manufacturers

Google Nexus 7

Google Nexus 7


Mujtaba from Pune, India on June 25, 2013:

Wikipad looks freaking awesome!

Prof. Calculus on December 19, 2012:

have you used a Wikipad??

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