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conclusion:Pass on it

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Part portable console, part tablet -- the Wikipad was hoping to be your go-to destination for gaming on the go, but it falls short. The lone bright spot for the Wikipad is its 7-inch display, which Destructoid calls "good enough." After that, things start to go downhill, starting with the controller, which IGN says suffers from "achingly cheap quality" with the "face buttons clacking with every press." The Wikipad also has some serious battery life deficiencies, as Pocket-Lint only eked out a "few hours" of gaming -- not even close to the company's eight-hour estimate. Luckily, the Wikipad can at least play games, with Destructoid reporting that in spite of its mid-range specs, the Wikipad "can handle the vast majority" of what Google Play offers. At $250, you're essentially paying a premium for a custom controller that delivers a subpar gaming experience. If you spend a bit more, you can buy a Nexus 7 and MOGA Pro instead which, though not as convenient, delivers a better overall package.

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Critic reviews

5.9
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    6.5
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    7.3
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    5.8
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    7.3
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    8.0
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    5.9
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    8.0
  • Durability
    4.8

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7.0
Eurogamer Sep 15, 2013

The Wikipad certainly has its heart in the right place, but ultimately there are too many negatives present to make it a worthwhile purchase.

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6.0
Pocket-Lint Sep 5, 2013

If you love mobile gaming, need a tablet, and don't mind lugging about the controller ... then the Wikipad could be for you. But with the Nvidia Shield and Razer Edge Pro already owning the top-end of Android mobile gaming this budget version offers you little more than a controller and HDMI-out.

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6.0
TrustedReviews Aug 29, 2013

The Wikipad 7 is great for gaming and everyday tablet tasks, but the bulky design and the £250 price tag make it difficult to recommend as the ultimate Android gaming device.

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4.0
IGN Sep 4, 2013

The Wikipad never manages to live up to its potential, leaning on poor quality construction despite its premium price tag.

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6.0
Destructoid Sep 18, 2013

I enjoyed my time with it and found the controller to be surprisingly comfortable ... But considering the device won't age well, I'm not sure if it's worth the full asking price, and the Wikipad may have entered the market a tad too late.

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First Looks

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Engadget Jan 7, 2013

Last we heard, the 10.1-inch, 1,280 x 800 IPS screen sat out front of an NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30 quad-core 1.4GHz processor, with 1GB of DDR2 RAM, all powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (at least initially). Either way, those new chromed out keys sure do add some spark, eh?

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Engadget Apr 2, 2013

Based on our brief time with it, the Wikipad is hard to recommend. Both the $250 price and the not-so-exciting set of features are working against it, but we'll give it a full review in the weeks to come.

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VentureBeat Apr 2, 2013

The tablet itself is elegant, but the controller is not. Perhaps I missed some settings that could refine the analog controls a bit, and maybe in the future, we’ll see a “Wikipad Slim” designed for those of us who don’t have thick-cut meaty mitts.

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BGR Sep 27, 2012

Wikipad isn’t trying to revolutionize gaming. It’s merely trying to bring console controls to the tablet experience. And it works. First-person shooters such as Dead Trigger work so much better when you’ve got dual analogs.

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