Archos unveils a new line of Platinum tablets, all of which sport quad-core processors

Archos unveils a new line of Platinum tablets, all of which sport quad-core processors

Just when we’ve heard that Archos is working on its first smartphone, the company unveiled a new line of tablets. Unlike the earlier Titanium range which counted 4 devices, the new Platinum series consists of 3 devices, each packing a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2Ghz and 8-core GPU, 2GB of RAM, dual cameras, HDMI out and a memory card slot. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is running the show on every tablet.

First comes the Archos 80 Platinum, which has an 8-inch 1,024×768 pixels screen, and is thus well suited to compete with the likes of iPad Mini and Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9. It will start selling in February for $199 in the US, £179 in the UK, and 199 EUR in continental Europe.

The Archos 97 Platinum has a 9.7-inch 2,048×1,536 touchscreen, making it on par with the “regular” iPad. It too will be out in February costing $299 in the US, £249 in the UK, and €269 in the rest of Europe.

Finally, there’s the Archos 116 Platinum which has an 11.6-inch full HD (1,920×1,080) IPS touchscreen and it will be available in April. Price wise, you’ll be able to buy one for $349, £299 or €349.

[Via: Unwired View]

  • PeterSteinbeck

    Love the 8-inch version. It’s priced just right. 🙂

  • Andrew Taylor

    Another series of Quad Core Android tablets is coming from Ainol Electronics this month – including the Novo 9 Spark – featuring a Quad Core processor along with a 9.7 inch 2048×1536 (Retina) screen – and a performance 10,000 mAh battery, 4K Digital HDMI, and a 5 Megapixel Rear Camera with AF and Flash – one of the first Resellers in the U.S. which carries this new product is TabletSprint – and priced at $269.

    Also available at TabletSprint is the Novo 7 Venus – which launched last week
    for $149 — and compares to the Nexus 7 tablet – matching key features, including a Quad Core processor, a 7 inch high resolution multi-touch 1280×800 IPS screen, 16GB memory, a front camera, Android O/S and Google Play Store preinstalled — while also offering features the Nexus 7 doesn’t include… a 2-megapixel rear camera, a MicroSD memory card slot, an HDMI 1080p port; plus more ways to connect to the internet, including Ethernet as well as 3G/4G Wireless connection through its USB port. TabletSprint also includes $25 in Bonus Apps & a free plan for 3G connection with 500 MB of Data each month–

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