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Archos announces Elements affordable tablets: Android ICS and IPS screens

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Archos announces Elements affordable tablets: Android ICS and IPS screens
Archos has just unveiled its brand new Elements series of affordable tablets, all running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and all featuring an IPS multi-touch screen, 1GHz processor and 1 gig of RAM.

The first tablet of the Element series is the 9.7-inch Archos 97 Carbon coming with a killer price of $250. The 9.7-inch screen translates into a 4:3 aspect ratio, the same like the one on the iPad, but definitely not perfect for watching HD video on the web, mostly encoded in 16:9. The resolution is the same as the one on the OG iPad too, 1024x768 pixels, which is not good news in this day and age of high pixel counts, but we guess that’s what it takes to drop the price so low.

Hardware-wise, the Archos 97 Carbon also takes a few shortcuts, the biggest being a Cortex A8 processor, possible a TI OMAP third-gen chip, which makes the package look a bit underpowered. The Carbon ships with 16GB of internal memory and the possibility to expand with microSD cards.

Also, there will be a 7-inch and 8-inch tablets in the Element series, all with an IPS screen, 1GHz processor and 1GB of RAM.

source: Archos via Android Spin

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