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Device manufacturer JXD introduces new PlayStation Vita-like Android gaming tablet

Above: JXD's Android 4.2 gaming tablet.

Image Credit: JXD
The JXD S7800 gaming tablet.

Above: The JXD S7800 gaming tablet.

Image Credit: JXD

Google’s Android mobile operating system doesn’t have a shortage of compatible devices. The OS runs scores of smartphones, some televisions, and a few set-top boxes. A few manufacturers, like China-based JinXing Digital (JXD) and Nvidia, even use it as the backbone for gaming-focused handhelds.

Today, JXD is introducing the latest entry in its lineup of gaming tablets with the new S7800 line.

This device, which looks very similar to a PlayStation Vita, runs Android 4.2.2 Jellybean and features a quad-core processor. It comes in two flavors, a $160 model with 1GB RAM and a slightly underpowered CPU and GPU, and $170 model with 2GB of RAM and beefed up innards.

The $170 model, called the S7800B, still probably can’t quite match Nvidia’s Tegra 4-based Shield Android portable, but it is likely more than enough to handle even the most demanding Android games. It also costs $130 less than Nvidia’s Shield.

Both S7800A and S7800B gaming devices feature a 7-inch 1280-by-800 IPS display. Both devices also feature 8GB of storage and a MicroSD slot to expand that space.

Online retailer Willgoo has both the $170 S7800B and the $160 S7800A available for preorder.


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