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Archos 80 Xenon surfaces in Europe, an affordable iPad mini rival

0. phoneArena posted on 06 May 2013, 09:32

The Archos 80 Xenon has just surfaced in Europe and it’s an affordable 8-inch tablet with 3G connectivity…

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posted on 06 May 2013, 09:43 5

1. JojoGo101 (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)

Looks cheap. Only real competitor is the Nexus 7. The Note 8 is $400 worth of cheap plastic. S3 knockoff.

posted on 06 May 2013, 10:18

2. fsahin (Posts: 46; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)

Totaly agree

posted on 06 May 2013, 10:26 2

3. buccob (Posts: 2714; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

Oh, I miss the good old days of Archos, when they innovated and created premium devices...

So sad to see what they've become...

I remember having my AV500, a portable multimedia player with video recording capabilities almost like a TiVo, and it had a front facing speaker, an infrared receiver with an included Remote Control, a 4" screen (480x272 High Res for the time LOL)
It had USB OTG. And you can output movies to TV up to 720x480 DVD quality....
Playlist where editable with dual screen for arrangement, and also dual screen for moving and copying files inside or to/from a Flash drive...

This was release at the time when Apple had the iPod COLOR! does anyone remember... an iPod that displayed photos...

Poor Archos...

posted on 06 May 2013, 11:01 1

4. Aeires (unregistered)

Still waiting on the Platinum series to be released.

posted on 06 May 2013, 11:26

5. jackhammer91 (Posts: 21; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


posted on 06 May 2013, 12:55

6. Archos_equals_Crap (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 May 2013)

Couldn't agree more! I had the older A5, and A5A, and those were superb products. After that they moved to the A70 and etc series and those were the worst tablets I ever used. If they put more than 500MB of RAM in their products they might be worth something, but don't count on it. Archos is complete LOW BUDGET these days, and you get what you pay for, a tablet that can barely surf the internet and couldn't multi-task to save its life. ARCHOS = FAIL!!

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