Archos 80 Cesium Windows 8.1 tablet to be launched soon for around $149

Archos 80 Cesium Windows 8.1 tablet to be launched soon for around $149
Earlier this year, French gadget maker Archos announced its very first Windows Phone 8.1 handset - the 40 Cesium - while saying that it would also introduce a Windows 8.1 tablet. The tablet is called Archos 80 Cesium, and it’s been fully unveiled this week.

Just like the 40 Cesium smartphone, the Archos 80 Cesium is an affordable device that doesn’t offer high-end specs. The tablet sports an 8-inch IPS display with 800 x 1280 pixels, and obviously comes with lots of Microsoft apps and services (like Office 365, Xbox Games, Xbox Music, and Xbox Video). 

Powered by a quad-core 1.8 GHz Intel Atom Z3735G processor, the Archos 80 Cesium features a 2 MP rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable storage space, and a 4000 mAh battery. Archos initially mentioned that the tablet would cost $149, but it’s not clear if this is its final price.

Archos did not say exactly when the 80 Cesium would be available to buy. In any case, the tablet seems to be headed to the US and Europe. Any takers?

source: Archos via TabTech (translated)

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80 Cesium
  • Display 8.0" 800 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Intel Atom, Quad-core, 1330 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh



1. vikingsfootball09

Posts: 112; Member since: Oct 02, 2013

archos continues to skimp on specs (again), reason why i never liked archos...1gb ram and 16gb internal storage for a windows 8 tablet? give me a break archos!!! for 149.00 or sub 200.00, there are better deals (twice the ram and doube the storage) out there...but i would never buy any windows 8 tablet that has 32gb or less internal storage archos trying to be one of the big boys but is more like the cheap knockoffs, and at times even worse than those cheap knockoffs ;o)

2. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

Archos did not make the tablet for you!!

6. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Still 16 GB with a ... Windows 8 tablet is suicide

3. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

I'm fine with the resolution .. the storage troubles me as I wonder how much is left for the user .. anyways a 20$ 128 gb micro sd will do the trick ..

4. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

does it support 128? very few do ..

7. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

all windows 8's should.

5. hugoprh

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

1 Gb of RAM, ONE GB OF RAM, on a windows machine??? wow, who wants a 150 USD paper weight?

8. GenericFanboy

Posts: 50; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

*cough* hp stream 7 *cough*

9. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I think it's about time the standards for "high-definition" are changed. 720p should no longer be considered "high-definition" as it is the standard for mid-range phones and low-end tablets. And don't even get me started on televisions...

10. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

For that price you can get 2GB ram devices with a little bit more Storage. I do think Windows 8.1 + Bing (or whatever it's called) is the next best thing after iOS. It does lack apps, but the Windows OS is far more powerful and efficient than Android. Unlike Windows Phone, Windows for tablets will be a succes. Perhaps not now, but it will be soon.

12. C3MEE

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Hi Mozarrt, I've been looking around and have not seen the other devices you mention (2GB RAM & >16GB SSD). What did you have in mind?

11. paragkarki

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 09, 2014

i have always wanted an ipad like performance with a windows OS.

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