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Author Topic: Best handheld gaming tablet  (Read 19621 times)

tonyp1987 (OP)

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Best handheld gaming tablet
« on: January 10, 2016, 02:34:07 pm »
I am about to get the gpd xd soon but was wondering besides the gpd and jxd what is the best gaming tablet...please not nivida shield portable.

sirp0p0

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Re: Best handheld gaming tablet
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2016, 04:41:07 pm »
NVIDIA Shield portable.  8)
There's only really JXD and GPD that I've heard of. Archos makes some but I heard they suck. There are a few others like the Wikipad that are a tablet with removable controls.

Really, you could just get a high-end tablet and one of these: Ipega Wireless Bluetooth Gamepad.

SNESFAN

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Best handheld gaming tablet
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2016, 05:02:39 pm »
Seriously, nvidia shield portable, next is the XD, I own both.

Don't know of anything else I'd recommend. The JXD singularity looks cool. Outside of JXD and GPD, who knows. IPEGA had some cool models, but nothing that stood out really.
« Last Edit: January 10, 2016, 05:04:46 pm by SNESFAN »
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radiohead14

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Re: Best handheld gaming tablet
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2016, 07:45:20 pm »
seriously.. nvidia shield portable. =) returned my xd and getting a second shield portable in case my first one eventually goes from heavy usage. was disappointed nvidia still hasn't announced any news of an SP2. after installing a custom rom on it that specifically optimizes for emulators, this thing performs even better. you can't beat the ergonomics, quality, and those speakers!

tonyp1987 (OP)

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Re: Best handheld gaming tablet
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2016, 07:49:51 pm »
Thanks for the replies but I was trying to see before I buy the gpd xd if there was anything else good out there. The Nvidia shield looks nice but I don't like the style or feel of it(my friend has one). So I guess I'm buying the gpd xd in a couple of weeks.

radiohead14

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Re: Best handheld gaming tablet
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2016, 07:56:20 pm »
if it's the ds style and portability you're looking for, then yea the xd is your only option. also depends on what you're playing. if it's just retro gaming, then the gcw zero is another you can check out. I'm personally keeping an eye on the dragonbox pyra as well.

LordDavon

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Re: Best handheld gaming tablet
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2016, 08:57:52 pm »
Honestly, if you don't mind pairing a controller, the Shield Tablet K1 and the iPega 9023 controller make one heck of a great gaming tablet together.

tonyp1987 (OP)

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Re: Best handheld gaming tablet
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2016, 11:06:47 pm »
I'm looking for retro dc,ps1,n64 and other old systems but also built on controls like the jxd and gpd but was seeing if their is a similar system with better specs.

suave6565

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Re: Best handheld gaming tablet
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2016, 12:54:47 am »
I'm with sirp0p0: I see people post the Nvidia Portable but thats not really an option since many of us here are looking for alternatives to Nvidia...best bang for the buck with similar specs.. So we turn to these Chinese made handheld devices. As far as I seen, JXD and GPD are the only ones. I actually have both s7800b and GPD q9.

I like the GPD slightly over the JXD because it has more of a custom feel on the user interface... JXD on the other hand still has the Android interface. Not that there's anything wrong but JXD could've made it a bit more custom. They both play well for my needs but im always looking for that next wow factor.... I think the new JXD s192 might be my next device to get but that all depends on the reviews.. too soon to tell but I just may jump on it and get one.

EddCoates

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Re: Best handheld gaming tablet
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2016, 05:31:38 am »
seriously.. nvidia shield portable. =) returned my xd and getting a second shield portable in case my first one eventually goes from heavy usage. was disappointed nvidia still hasn't announced any news of an SP2. after installing a custom rom on it that specifically optimizes for emulators, this thing performs even better. you can't beat the ergonomics, quality, and those speakers!

Whereabouts would you get another from?  I've been looking everywhere for one, can only find them used :(

Saber

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Re: Best handheld gaming tablet
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2016, 01:47:04 pm »
I'm looking for retro dc,ps1,n64 and other old systems but also built on controls like the jxd and gpd but was seeing if their is a similar system with better specs.

Hi tonyp1987, if you want a machine that doesn't weigh a ton, is pocketable, and that plays those retro systems very well then go with the XD. Currently on mine I have emulators installed to play these old systems: Atari 2600, ColecoVision, NES, Master System, SNES, Gameboy, Gameboy Color, GBA, PC Engine, Playstation, N64, and Dreamcast without a hitch. I also play MAME too.

Game sound and video sync perfectly and compatibility is high, although it strictly depends on which emulator from which author you are using. I found the Robert Broglia emulators available on Google Play to be the absolute hands down best of the bunch. No problems. Reicast, ePSXe, Colem, and Mame 0.139u1 for the others.

Astonished with what this little machine can do. Very happy with the quality and feature set of the XD.

Good luck.
« Last Edit: January 11, 2016, 01:50:03 pm by Saber »

tonyp1987 (OP)

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Re: Best handheld gaming tablet
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2016, 02:18:20 pm »
thanks for the responds and I am really excited to get it soon I am gonna get it from amazon just incase I have to return it back for a bad apple. I know that the gpd xd is very powerful and I know what it can do I was just curious to know if there is another system out there that is better than this. I have also been looking at the JXD s192 but I will wait for a review. I can not wait to get the xd to play conquers bad fur day, digimon world 3, gta sa, gta 3, gta vc, dead or alive 2, skies of arcadia, the ps1 ff series, medabots(gba) and many other games. I currently have the Zelda limited edition New 3ds xl hyrule edition and I love how it feels. I have a vita and kinda wish that the next gpd looks and feels like vita but with extra buttons( l2,r2,l3,r3).

tonyp1987 (OP)

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Re: Best handheld gaming tablet
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2016, 02:19:19 pm »
I'm looking for retro dc,ps1,n64 and other old systems but also built on controls like the jxd and gpd but was seeing if their is a similar system with better specs.

Hi tonyp1987, if you want a machine that doesn't weigh a ton, is pocketable, and that plays those retro systems very well then go with the XD. Currently on mine I have emulators installed to play these old systems: Atari 2600, ColecoVision, NES, Master System, SNES, Gameboy, Gameboy Color, GBA, PC Engine, Playstation, N64, and Dreamcast without a hitch. I also play MAME too.

thanks for the responds and I am really excited to get it soon I am gonna get it from amazon just incase I have to return it back for a bad apple. I know that the gpd xd is very powerful and I know what it can do I was just curious to know if there is another system out there that is better than this. I have also been looking at the JXD s192 but I will wait for a review. I can not wait to get the xd to play conquers bad fur day, digimon world 3, gta sa, gta 3, gta vc, dead or alive 2, skies of arcadia, the ps1 ff series, medabots(gba) and many other games. I currently have the Zelda limited edition New 3ds xl hyrule edition and I love how it feels. I have a vita and kinda wish that the next gpd looks and feels like vita but with extra buttons( l2,r2,l3,r3).

Game sound and video sync perfectly and compatibility is high, although it strictly depends on which emulator from which author you are using. I found the Robert Broglia emulators available on Google Play to be the absolute hands down best of the bunch. No problems. Reicast, ePSXe, Colem, and Mame 0.139u1 for the others.

Astonished with what this little machine can do. Very happy with the quality and feature set of the XD.

Good luck.

I also want to use it for movies, anime and music. I wish it had Bluetooth but hopefully they will fix that in the next gpd.
« Last Edit: January 11, 2016, 02:23:11 pm by tonyp1987 »

EddCoates

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Re: Best handheld gaming tablet
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2016, 02:49:27 pm »
I'm looking for retro dc,ps1,n64 and other old systems but also built on controls like the jxd and gpd but was seeing if their is a similar system with better specs.

Hi tonyp1987, if you want a machine that doesn't weigh a ton, is pocketable, and that plays those retro systems very well then go with the XD. Currently on mine I have emulators installed to play these old systems: Atari 2600, ColecoVision, NES, Master System, SNES, Gameboy, Gameboy Color, GBA, PC Engine, Playstation, N64, and Dreamcast without a hitch. I also play MAME too.

Game sound and video sync perfectly and compatibility is high, although it strictly depends on which emulator from which author you are using. I found the Robert Broglia emulators available on Google Play to be the absolute hands down best of the bunch. No problems. Reicast, ePSXe, Colem, and Mame 0.139u1 for the others.

Astonished with what this little machine can do. Very happy with the quality and feature set of the XD.

Good luck.

How accurate is the N64 emulation?  I saw some flickering in Mario 64 on youtube, but they may have been using an old version of the emulator :/  Also does everything run at full speed?  Specifically games like Goldeneye and Conker :)

Deen0X

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Re: Best handheld gaming tablet
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2016, 03:00:50 pm »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNxPEwOAxe0" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNxPEwOAxe0</a>

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPGgXx5fzmw" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPGgXx5fzmw</a>

my gameplay is bad, but you can get a general idea on how this emulator (N64Oid) run on this device.

tonyp1987 (OP)

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Re: Best handheld gaming tablet
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2016, 03:11:16 pm »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNxPEwOAxe0" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNxPEwOAxe0</a>

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPGgXx5fzmw" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPGgXx5fzmw</a>

my gameplay is bad, but you can get a general idea on how this emulator (N64Oid) run on this device.
I see your using using n64oid is that better than mupen64 ae?

Saber

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Re: Best handheld gaming tablet
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2016, 07:53:28 pm »
How accurate is the N64 emulation?  I saw some flickering in Mario 64 on youtube, but they may have been using an old version of the emulator :/  Also does everything run at full speed?  Specifically games like Goldeneye and Conker :)
With Mupen64ae it's pretty good with the usual flickering in some games. Ocarina works well for me. Strangely, I have found the stock N64 emulator that GPD preinstalls to be better for N64. Don't know what tweaks they did but it doesn't have as many problems as the other.

Saber

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Re: Best handheld gaming tablet
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2016, 07:59:50 pm »
I see your using using n64oid is that better than mupen64 ae?

Be careful with any emulators you install that aren't directly from Google Play. It's not worth the risk or aggravation later to remove just to save some money. Most emulators are only a couple of dollars which is nothing really.

radiohead14

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Re: Best handheld gaming tablet
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2016, 09:31:17 pm »
seriously.. nvidia shield portable. =) returned my xd and getting a second shield portable in case my first one eventually goes from heavy usage. was disappointed nvidia still hasn't announced any news of an SP2. after installing a custom rom on it that specifically optimizes for emulators, this thing performs even better. you can't beat the ergonomics, quality, and those speakers!

Whereabouts would you get another from?  I've been looking everywhere for one, can only find them used :(

well used is your only way to go right now for reasonable prices. i've been seeing some lucky bidders get mint condition ones for around $180. as for new.. craigslist, as i've seen people who don't know about the discontinuation sell them for retail price.

EddCoates

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Re: Best handheld gaming tablet
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2016, 02:49:41 am »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNxPEwOAxe0" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNxPEwOAxe0</a>

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPGgXx5fzmw" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPGgXx5fzmw</a>

my gameplay is bad, but you can get a general idea on how this emulator (N64Oid) run on this device.

Oh yikes. Not great for Conker then :( Was it possible to lower the resolution or something?