Archos makes Platinum line of Android tablets official, 11.6-inch model includedAlex Wagner - Senior News Editor
After giving a sneak peek of its new Platinum range of Android slates back at CES 2013, Archos today made the tablet trio officially official. As we noted during CES, the Platinum range consists of tablets with higher-end specs, like quad-core processors and high-resolution displays. Today Archos gave us the full rundown on its Platinum series, and the company also revealed a third 11.6-inch model that wasn't shown at CES. The spec lists for each Platinum tablet are as follows:
- Archos 80 Platinum: 8-inch 1024x768 IPS display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, front and rear cameras, mini-HDMI, microSD, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- Archos 97 Platinum: 9.7-inch 2048x1536 IPS screen, 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, front and rear cameras, 2GB RAM, mini-HDMI, microSD, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- Archos 116 Platinum: 11.6-inch 1920x1080 IPS display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, front and rear cameras, 2GB RAM, mini-HDMI, microSD, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
As far as availability goes, Archos says that the 80 Platinum and 97 Platinum will be available in February for $199 and $299, respectively. The larger, 116 Platinum will take a little longer to hit shelves, as its expected to launch in April with a price tag of $349. While that 11.6-inch model might be a tad big for some, we don't often see tablets with screens larger than 10 inches in size, so it's good to see Archos bringing another big slate to market. What's your ideal tablet size? Is it a traditional 7 or 10 incher or do you prefer a larger device?
ARCHOS Introduces the New Platinum Range
The Platinum tablets are amongst the first Android tablets to offer a super high resolution IPS screen combined with the performance of a Quad-Core CPU
Denver, CO – February 14, 2013 - ARCHOS, an award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, introduces the Platinum range, a new line of tablets that feature a sleek aluminum design combined with the best high definition IPS displays, quad-core processors and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. There will be three tablets in the range including an 8-inch, 9.7-inch and 11.6-inch all of which deliver true vivid colors, sharper text and amazingly fast performance.
The entire Platinum range will all share the following features:
- High-Definition IPS display with capacitive multi-touch screen
- QUAD core CPU at 1.2 GHz with 8-core GPU, with 1080p video decoding
- 2 GB RAM
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- Full access to the 700,000 applications
- Archos Media Center applications
- Front and Back Cameras
- Mini-HDMI and Micro SD ports
The ARCHOS 80 Platinum, an 8” tablet, features a 1024x768 resolution IPS screen and when compared to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 it is almost twice as fast, has double the RAM and has a back camera for a fraction of the cost. The 80 Platinum will be available in February for $199.
The ARCHOS 97 Platinum HD, a 9.7” tablet, features a stunning 2048x1536 resolution IPS screen, which is comparable to the Retina display found in the iPad, but is 40% less expensive. The 97 Platinum HD will be available in February for $299.
The ARCHOS 116 Platinum, an 11.6” tablet, features a 1920x1080 resolution IPS screen, unlike anything currently on the market. The 116 Platinum will be available in April for $349.
ARCHOS at CeBIT 2013 – Come and see the ARCHOS Platinum range first hand during CeBIT 2013 in Hannover 5th to the 9th of March. The ARCHOS booth is located in Halle 15 Stand D72.
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