Archos Line of Three Platinum Tablets Runs Android OS
The 8-inch model will retail for $199.99, the 9.7-inch for $269.99 and the 10.1-inch tablet for $299.99.The marketplace for Android tablets just got a little bigger with the release of the Platinum line of tablets from Archos, which includes 8-inch, 9.7-inch and 10.1-inch devices: the 80b Platinum, the 97b Platinum HD and 101 Platinum, respectively. The tablets feature quad-core central processing units (CPUs) running at 1.6 GHz, and are coupled with quad-core graphics processor and up to 2GB of system RAM. The 8-inch model will retail for $199.99, the 9.7-inch for $269.99 and the 10.1-inch tablet for $299.99. Each Platinum tablet is equipped with a high-resolution, in-plane switching (IPS) touch-screen, as well as Dual Band WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. Owners of the 101 Platinum will also enjoy GPS functionality and a 2-megapixel camera on the front. The two smaller tablets boast 0.3-megapixel front cameras. "As a pioneer in the portable technology market, our company philosophy has always been to provide innovative solutions to consumers at the best price possible," Loic Poirier, CEO of Archos, said in a statement. "It is our intention to strengthen this philosophy by directly challenging the current leading tablet brands with a high quality product that has the best specs and aesthetic design available at a lower price. The combination of features and design of the 97b Platinum HD and 101 Platinum tablets will put them in front of the iPad 4 and Galaxy 3's at a better price."
In addition, the Archos Media Center applications include complete codec and format support for nearly any time of media the user would access, and the Media Center includes a special video carousel for organizing and finding movie and TV show information by title, series, actor and more.