by Glenn Santos, 1 year ago
In Paris last June, Archos opened the curtain on two of its latest enticements for numerous Android tablet users – the 80 G9 and 101 G9. They announced that these two ninth-generation models were to be released…
The Archos product development department must have been working some serious overtime recently, as the company revealed four new tablets at CES 2013 on top of the two they showed off earlier.
The Titanium line seems to be the Platinum's little brothers, coming in dual-core CPU and quad-core GPU variants, rather than the quad-core CPU and eight-core GPU behemoths which power the Platinum tablets. The dual-core processor will be clocked at 1.6GHz, but there's no information on how much power will be packed into the graphics chip yet. All four devices which make up the Titamium family will come with 1080p video decoding, multitouch screen support, Android 4.1 and Archos Media Center applications installed as default.
The only dividing factor between these four tablets is the difference in screen sizes. The Archos 70 Titanium will be a 7-inch tablet priced at $119 and aimed at taking down the likes of the Kindle Fire. Then there's the 8-inch Achros 80, which Archos claims it offers a similar user experience to the iPad mini. There's no denying that it certainly looks the part, and for the price it will surely give Apple a run for the money.
Archos also has larger 10.1- and 9.7-inch Titanium variations priced at $199 and $249 respectively. The extra price tag attached to the Achros 97 Titanium HD comes from the inclusion of a higher resolution display, which packs 2048 x 1536 pixels into the screen, just like the iPad.
The press release doesn't mention when we will be seeing these tablets hit the shelves, but hopefully they'll arrive in March, around the same time as the Platinum series.
ARCHOS Introduces the New TITANIUM Line at CES
CES, Las Vegas – January 10, 2013 – ARCHOS, an award-winning innovator in consumer electronics introduces the Titanium line in its Elements range of tablets.
This range offers high-end specifications at an aggressive price and all tablets will feature:
High Definition IPS display capacitive multi-touch screen
Dual core CPU at 1.6 GHz with Quad core GPU, with 1080p video decoding
Sleek aluminum design
Android 4.1 ‘Jelly Bean' with the 700,000 applications on Google Play and the Archos Media Center applications
The ARCHOS 70 titanium (7 inches), priced at 119€, $119, £99 offers similar features to competitors such as Amazon, at a better price point.
The ARCHOS 80 titanium (8 inches), priced at 169€, $169, £149 has been designed to offer similar user experience as the iPad mini, for a fraction of the price.
The ARCHOS 101 titanium (10.1 inches), priced at 199€, $199, £169, is around 30 per cent cheaper than competition with comparable features.
The ARCHOS 97 titanium HD (9.7 inches), with a resolution up to 2048 x 1536 pixels is priced at 249€, $249 and £199, and aims to be an alternative to the new iPad for half the price.
ARCHOS will have the full Titanium range and the recently announced ARCHOS TV connect on display at CES until Friday, January 11th, so stop by now and get your hands-on demonstration – Central Hall, booth number 15322. www.archos.com