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Archos 97 Carbon ICS tablet goes for sale for $250

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Archos 97 Carbon ICS tablet goes for sale for $250
Archos is a company that has offered tablets since the earliest days - it actually first started with large-size media players, and all through it has focused on affordable devices. Now, it launches the Archos 97 Carbon tablet running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and boasting a very affordable $250 initial price.

The 9.7-inch tablet comes with a screen with the same resolution as the iPad, and with the pixel density of last year’s iPad 2 - 1024x768 pixels. It also packs 16GB of internal storage and 1GB of RAM, so it’s definitely far from being underpowered.

As a bonus, you get an HDMI-out port to stream content to an HD TV and a full-sized USB port to easily hook up external hard drives and other accessories. Both a rear and front facing camera are included which is nice.

What’s even better is that Archos right now is offering the tablet for $20 less than the original price at $230. That seems like quite a steal for such a device, doesn’t it? Hit the source link below to learn all the tiny details and order yours.

source: Archos via Android Authority

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posted on 31 Jul 2012, 09:03 2

1. nofear (Posts: 151; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)

Such a freedom of a device provide vs iPad2. My choice is Archos 97 carbon, its rich feature.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 09:31 2

2. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

Pretty nice for a budget tablet.
I'd still rather have my Infinity though. ;D

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 10:33

5. pooked (Posts: 56; Member since: 27 Jan 2012)

very budget friendly. but specs in cpu/gpu are rather terrible but then again its a budget tablet.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 12:17 2

6. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

Not really that great... You can easily find a Tegra 2 Tab (original GT10.1/ Original Transformer) for the same price.
And the Nexus 7 has just about the same res screen for less.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 09:39 4

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

Please check the chipset that powers the tablet before saying something like "it’s definitely far from being underpowered".
It's actually a 1GHz CPU which name they don't even mention, not to comment they don't even tell you the GPU of the chip. So it can be laggy as hell with such a resolution and probaly an old Adreno 205 behind the GPU.
And for that price you can get the Google Nexus 7 with a 4 core CPU Tegra 3 and ULP GeForce with 12 cores. In my opinion there is nothing to decide there.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 10:32

4. pooked (Posts: 56; Member since: 27 Jan 2012)


posted on 31 Jul 2012, 13:12

7. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


posted on 31 Jul 2012, 21:10

8. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

why is phonearena putting this products here?! its up to no good! it is really horrible.. i know that PA just want something affordable but this product is horrible!!!

even if the specs will let this product name comparable to apple and samsung!

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