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ARCHOS unveils new Platinum Range of Android tablets

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ARCHOS unveils new Platinum Range of Android tablets
Today ARCHOS announced three tablets in its new Platinum Range covering different sizes and high resolution displays.

This new line-up has the benefit of having virtually the same specs no matter which size tablet you choose. You will be able to choose from the 8-inch 80 Platinum, 9.7-inch 97 Platinum and the 11.6-inch 116 Platinum. The best part is that these tablets start out with some great prices. The 8-inch starts at $199

All three tablets share a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU with an 8-core GPU, 2GB of RAM, Android 4.0 Jelly Bean, front and back cameras (albeit only 2MP rear, “webcam” front), mini-HDMI and support microSD. The only differences between the three are the screen sizes and their respective resolutions.

The ARCHOS 80 Platinum will be available this month, and will cost $199. The ARCHOS 97 Platinum will also be available in February and will retail for $299. The ARCHOS 116 Platinum is expected to be available in April and will run $349.

No press images of the 116 Platinum are available, but as you will see from the pictures below, the designs are basic. That is fine, as the price of admission is not expected to provide access to anything exotic. ARCHOS points out that its 80 Platinum tablet is an affordable alternative to Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD 8.9 and the 97 Platinum has a resolution comparable to the iPad, but 40% less expensive. The 116 Platinum is “unlike anything currently on the market.”

Speaking of screen resolutions, the 116 Platinum is packing a resolution of 1920x1080 IPS display which works out to 190ppi. That seems low given all the HD smartphones we have been seeing lately, but it is perfectly adequate for a larger display like this. The 97 Platinum is the jewel of the trio, with its 2048x1536 IPS display providing a respectable 264ppi. Finally the 80 Platinum, being the more budget friendly tablet has a 1024x768 IPS screen.

If you have been looking for a basic form factor that covers all the bases in a tablet, this new Platinum line from ARCHOS may be worth considering.

sources: ARCHOS via Electronista

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posted on 14 Feb 2013, 21:41 3

1. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

I was just thinking of getting a new 8 inch tablet......but i NEED it to be TOP NOTCH! Like with this years top chipsets and android 5.0 HD screen and huge battery.....hopefully someone delivers because i might be looking to make it an alternate for a laptop

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 21:59 6

2. BackHandLegend (Posts: 80; Member since: 15 Dec 2012)

Wow... sucks having to save up for prom and senior trip, I would've bought the biggest one. I really want a tablet :(

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 22:05 1

3. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

maybe things'll work out for ya....

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 22:09 6

4. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 904; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

Rent a motel room and get someone to buy you a bottle of vodka. This way you can make your own prom which will be 100 times better and you'll have extra income for your tablet. It's a win win.

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 22:54 2

7. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


posted on 14 Feb 2013, 22:50 2

5. blackice214 (Posts: 165; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)

I remember prom night last year, good times, I was harder than the back of a Nokia 3220.

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 22:50

6. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)

When will the Archos 80 come in India ???

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 02:50

8. IliyaBeshkov (Posts: 261; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)

"Android 4.0 Jelly Bean" ?!

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 04:18

9. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1543; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

And there goes Archos again... Claiming an "8 core" GPU when they are obviously using the Mediatek MTK6589, with a PowerVR SGX544 SINGLE CORE. And of course not telling that the CPU cores are A7 and not even A9
If there are two companies that are good are selling air those are Mediatek and Archos.

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 06:33 1

12. shambugi (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)

Let me correct you dude
those tablets are using AllWinner A31 Quad Core and a Power VR SGX544MP2 8 Core gpu

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 07:17

13. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1543; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

Thanks for the correction, as the A31 at least has a somewhat decent GPU compared to the Mediatek one. It may even be able to move so many pixels.
But still, MP2 stands for two cores... Unless you want talk about SIMDs

Where did you get the info from? Archos does not say much.

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 07:30

14. shambugi (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)

just a guess that it might be using the same specs as the onda v972 Hahaha

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 04:41

10. blingblingthing (Posts: 578; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)

Is there any concrete info on CPU and GPU ?

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 08:07

15. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1543; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

shambugi claims an Allwinner A31 (4xA7 CPU, Power VR SGX544MP2 @355 MHz GPU), and the fact that the claim 8 "cores" GPU makes it very likely.
(see previous comments)

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 05:51

11. jade272727 (Posts: 62; Member since: 10 Dec 2011)

This is a nice replacement to the "The new new iPad'! #LOL

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