Archos Arnova FamilyPad with 13.3-inch screen will be available next month for 274.99 GBP

Archos Arnova FamilyPad with 13.3-inch screen will be available next month for 274.99 GBP

Archos’ Arnova-branded FamilyPad has been officially announced (PDF press release is here) and it’s one huge tablet sporting a massive 13.3-inch screen. However, it’s also under-specced with that screen showing mediocre resolution (for a such a big tablet) of 1280×800 pixels. Moreover, it has a rather slow single-core processor clocked at 1GHz and we don’t expect it to be the fastest device out there. Then again, I guess Archos’ idea with the FamilyPad isn’t to beat the Nexus 10 to the punch — cause it’s far from that — rather, they want to offer a relatively affordable product a whole family could enjoy, either for watching movies, playing board games, sharing pictures and so on.

Rest of the specs include 1GB of RAM, 8GB of built-in memory, dual 2-megapixel cameras (one on the back and one on the front), Wi-Fi, HDMI out, and a memory card slot, while Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is running the show. Size wise, the FamilyPad measures 262x171x12.5 mm, and has a weight of 1.3 kg. Kinda heavy if you ask me…

When it comes to availability, Archos’ new tablet will become available in the UK sometime in December for 274.99 GBP (about $438). Rest of Europe will most likely follow shortly…

  • somestrangeryoudontknow

    What a terrible tablet, bad specs and overpriced.

    • Less than half the price of its only competitor, the toshiba excite 13 being sold at over $650.

  • The Calm Critic

    umm… for $438 I don’t think anyone in the right mind would want to leave this around in front of the TV, on the coffee table and hyperactive 3-5 year olds. For said specs it should have been at least $50-$100 cheaper THEN probably it’ll fit the niche.

    I don’t get Archos sometimes. Seems like they’re doing this for fun. I’m one of those crazies who wouldn’t mind an i7 IVB class 13.3″ Surface Pro but apparently Archos can’t be arsed to put out a 1080p variant to cater. I’m buying but where’s the product?

    • In USD it’s $299 or max $349. The US blogs never know to convert european prices to US dollars, you have to remove the 20% European VAT tax that is never included in prices in the USA.

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