Archos Showcases Four New Android-Powered Tablets at CES

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While CES is winding down, there is still plenty of new technology emerging from the tradeshow, as Archos has introduced four Android-based tablets that range in size from 7- to 10.1-inches.

Archos Titanium Tablet LineKnown as the Titanium line, the tablets will all be powered by Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and will pack A9 1.6GHz dual-core CPUs, as well as quad-core GPUs. Despite their moniker, the tablets wil each sport an aluminum design, rather than titanium, and will feature high-definition IPS multi-touch displays.

The smallest of the pack is the 70 Titanium, which is aimed to take on Amazon’s Kindle Fire, as Archos notes that the tablet will offer similar features to the popular 7-inch slate. While it remains to be seen if the 70 will provide for a better user experience, it surely ranks as one of the more inexpensive tablets available thanks to its $120 price tag.

Meanwhile, the 8-inch 80 Titanium will offer a slightly larger build that is designed to compete with the iPad Mini, but for a much lower price of $170. While its 10.1-inch cousin, the 101 Titanium, will offer users ample screen real estate for just $200.

Yet, the real standout of the group is the 97 Titanium HD, a 9.7-inch tablet with a screen resolution of 2048 x 1536. Priced at $250, Archos is marketing the device to be a low-cost alternative to the iPad. Already appearing on the company’s website, the 97 will feature a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, as well as a 2-megapixel front-facing one, plus 8GB of internal storage. The tablet will also come with a microSD card slot for expanded storage and 1GB RAM.

Currently the 97 Titanium HD is available for order from the Archos U.K. site, though the company gave no word of when its latest slates would be hitting the rest of the world.



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