You are not into the mainstream Sony PSP and Nintendo DS portable game consoles? Then take a look at the new Gamepark GPX2 Linux powered portable game console.
The GPX2 (GP2X-F100) is not only a game console but is also a very powerful video player. It plays MPEG, XviD, WMV DivX formatted videos with up to 720*480 pixels resolution on the 3.5 inch TFT screen (320x240px). The GPX2 has a TV-Out function. Of course music file formats like MP3, WMA and OGG are also supported.
A nice edge over the Sony PSP and Nintendo is the available software development library. No hacking necessary. Gamepark lets you develop your own software for the PGX2.
Play-Asia has the GPX2 available for pre-order at a price of $179.00.The GPX2 ships ino November.
CPU Dual CPU Cores
ARM920T : Host processor
ARM940T : Video Coprocessor
NAND Flash Memory 64 Mega Byte
Dimension 143.6mm* 82.9mm*34mm
Weight 161 Gram (Without Battery)
RAM SDRAM 64 Mega Byte
Storage SD Card
Connection Type USB 2.0 high speed
Power supply 2AA
Display * 3.5" TFT LCD (Hardware : 16.7 Million Colors / Software: 260,000 Colors)
Video file MPEG 4, Dvix 3.11,4x,5x, and Higher, XVID, WMV(7,8,9 Later On) Playback,
Audio file MP3,OGG,WMA(Later On)
Resolution MAX 720*480 30fps
Frame Rate Max 30 fps
Bit Rate Video Max: 2500 Kbps ~
Audio Max: 384Kbps
No. Channels Stereo(L+R)
Frequency Rate 20Hz~20KHz
File MP3, OGG, WMA(Later On)
Bit rate sampling 16bit/8~48KHz
Equalizer Normal, Classic, Rock, Jazz, Pop
JPG, BMP, PCX, GIF, PNG
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Continuous playback time
Video (2850mAh) Approx. 6 hours
Audio Approx. 10hours