Two new HD Android tablets have been announced.
In an effort to compete with the industry's leading tablet manufacturers, Archos has detailed its new line of powerful quad core tablets. The series includes the 9.7-inch 97b Platinum HD, and the 10.1-inch 101 Platinum.
The 97b Platinum HD features a 2048 x 1536 IPS screen, while the larger 101 Platinum features a 1280 x 800 IPS screen. Both tablets are powered by a Quad-core A9 1.6GHz processor, a Quad-core GPU Mali 400 MP4, and 2GB of RAM running Android 4.2. They also include 8GB of storage and a microSD slot for cards up to 64GB. In addition, the 97b has a 2MP rear and front camera, while the 101 has a 2MP rear camera and a 0.3MP front camera. GPS is included exclusively on the 101 Platinum model as well.
"As a pioneer in the portable technology market, our company philosophy has always been to provide innovative solutions to consumers at the best price possible," says Loic Poirier, CEO of ARCHOS. "It is our intention to strengthen this philosophy by directly challenging the current leading tablet brands with a high quality product that has the best specs and aesthetic design available at a lower price. The combination of features and design of the 97b Platinum HD and 101 Platinum tablets will put them in front of the iPad 4 and Galaxy tab3's at a better price."
The 97b Platinum HD and the 101 Platinum will both go on sale this month for a suggested retail price of $270 and $300 respectively.