The Wikipad started out with a fair share of hype around it when it was first announced last year. Unfortunately, quite a few delays and internal problems quickly pushed the Wikipad into “vaporware” status. The good news is that the WikiPad is in fact real and on its way soon, with the tablet arriving on June 11th.
According to the folks behind the WikiPad, the tablet will be available for just $249 from retailers such as TigerDirect, Best Buy and Walmart. The company also plans to expand its list of retail partners and will announce these details at the upcoming E3 gaming show.
Therefore the question is that was the WikiPad worth the long wait?
The answer would depend from individuals to individuals. If certain people prefer a big name device possessing raw power, then the Nvidia Shield might be a better choice due to the facilitation of a high-end Tegra 4 processor. However, if any people do not clearly concentrate on raw power only, then this disclosure provides a cheaper entry price alternative ($100 less) with the superior advantage of a larger, detachable display that can be employed as a standard tablet.
Other than the Tegra 3 processor, the WikiPad sports a 7-inch 1280×800 IPS display, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage, microSD, GPS, a front cam and the power of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Additionally the WikiPad also encompasses Google Play, NVIDIA’s TegraZone, Big Fish Unlimited web games. Therefore it has been credited as a Playstation Mobile certified device.