Archos might not be the most exciting tablet maker around, but it is one of the most affordable. The budget maker is constantly churning out new Android devices so the announcement of four new tablets at CES this year is less than surprising.
The new “Titanium” line is made up of four devices that all have IPS capacitive multi-touch displays with dual-core 1.6GHz CPUs and quad-core GPUs running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The big difference in the line is the screen size, which starts at $119 for a 7-incher up to $199 for a 10.1-incher.
As you probably already guessed, there is no actual titanium involved in the line, the name instead refers to their “strong” specs considering their price tags.
A dual-core 1.6GHz Android tablet with a 10.1-inch screen for $200 certainly sounds impressive, but many times Archos tablets sound better on paper than what you actually get when you see and test them in person. Still, it’s hard to beat the low-pricing on this line up. For more details, check out the press release below.
CES, Las Vegas – January 10, 2013 – ARCHOS, an award-winning innovator in consumer electronics introduces the Titanium line in its Elements range of tablets.This range offers high-end specifications at an aggressive price and all tablets will feature:
High Definition IPS display capacitive multi-touch screen
Dual core CPU at 1.6 GHz with Quad core GPU, with 1080p video decoding
Sleek aluminum design
Android 4.1 ‘Jelly Bean’ with the 700,000 applications on Google Play and the Archos Media Center applications
The ARCHOS 70 titanium (7 inches), priced at 119€, $119, £99 offers similar features to competitors such as Amazon, at a better price point.
The ARCHOS 80 titanium (8 inches), priced at 169€, $169, £149 has been designed to offer similar user experience as the iPad mini, for a fraction of the price.
The ARCHOS 101 titanium (10.1 inches), priced at 199€, $199, £169, is around 30 per cent cheaper than competition with comparable features.
The ARCHOS 97 titanium HD (9.7 inches), with a resolution up to 2048 x 1536 pixels is priced at 249€, $249 and £199, and aims to be an alternative to the new iPad for half the price.
ARCHOS will have the full Titanium range and the recently announced ARCHOS TV connect on display at CES until Friday, January 11th, so stop by now and get your hands-on demonstration – Central Hall, booth number 15322. www.archos.com