Archos has always been known for their great quality products at lower prices for the overall consumer. They are releasing a new line of tablets called “Elements”. The 1st in the series shown will be called the “Carbon 97″ and set to arrive in an array of sizes from 7,8 to 9.7”. Using a 1 Ghz processor and a IPS HD display, it will sport 16GB of memory built in with a microSD slot expandable to 32GB SDHC cards. It will also have multiple ports including USB and HDMI for your needs. Cameras on the front and back and a nice aluminum body that is 0.45” thickness. Best thing is access to the Google Play Store and the ICS aka Android 4.0 OS. The price point is ranging from $220-$250. Check the press release for more info below.
ARCHOS, an award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, is pleased to introduce the ARCHOS 97 carbon, the first of its new tablet range called “ELEMENTS”, an entry-level line up of 7, 8, and 9.7 inch tablets that combine ARCHOS design and engineering with full access to Google PlayTM and a full suite of Google apps at an affordable price.
Equipped with the latest mobile technology and an elegant aluminum finish, the ARCHOS 97 Carbon is only 21.8 ounces and 0.45” thick. Its sharp and clear IPS multi-touch screen delivers amazing vivid colors and impressive wide viewing angles. For the smoothest interface experience, ARCHOS has powered this tablet with a fast 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM while running AndroidTM 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich”.
Combining very high performance hardware, intuitive software and affordability, this Google PlayTM supported device will be available starting in July 2012 for $229.99 – $249.99 SRP.
“We wanted to introduce a new series that not only combines affordability with a new slim design, but features the best that Google has to offer,” says Henri Crohas, ARCHOS Founder and CEO. “With the ELEMENTS series we have done just that. It’s the perfect balance of hardware, software optimization and content through the Google PlayTM ecosystem.