CES 2013 may be on its last legs as the show wanes. But CES is never fully over until you begin to see some telltale signs like editor’s knees giving out, lost enthusiasm from booth babes and the ubiquitous and wildly ambitious thief who tries to stuff an iPad down his skinny jeans. Thankfully we’re not quite there yet.
We are, however at the point where we journalists ask, “What else ya got, CES?” To which Archos has answered, “How about and entire new line of touch screen tablets all running the sweet Android 4.1 Jelly Bean?” Well OK! Each sports a HD IPS panel type display with capacitive multi-touch, Dual core CPU running at 1.6GHz and a quad core GPU capable of 1080p.
Gone is the cheapish plastic feel that underwhelmed in our initial review of the Archos Genx10 tablet. A more handsome and sturdy sleek aluminum design is now used. Of course with Android on Archos, users have access to the 700,000 apps available on Google Play, as well as the Archos Media Center applications.
So what are the names of these new touch-takers and how do they stack against each other. Let’s have a look.
ARCHOS New Titanium Line-Up
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.
For more information visit http://www.archos.com/
Shawn loves gadgets, literature, history and games. For 10yrs+ he's straddled both the comic book & video game industries, as a writer, editor, marketing officer & producer. Shawn got his start in tech & games as an editor & Hardware Director for GameRevolution.com. More notable accomplishments include Executive Producer on mobile games Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved & The Shroud.