Don’t let it’s name fool you: The Wikipad isn’t some kind of crowd-sourced, questionably accurate encyclopedia for academics and Ivory Tower denizens. Quite the opposite, actually. The Wikipad seeks to better meld gaming and tablets, with its most striking feature being a detachable controller that recalls that of the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 gamepad.
It’s got some horsepower, too. The device boasts a 1.4 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 T30S quad-core CPU processor, with 16GB of internal memory (and a micro SD slot to fit 32GB more). On it’s 10.1” 1080p-capable touchscreen, gamers will have access to the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS. And it weighs 1.23 lbs.
At $499, the Wikipad won’t come cheap. Wondering whether it will justify the cost? GamesRadar caught up with company president Fraser Townley to learn more about the device.