Today, Archos announced the release of three high-quality, fully loaded tablets: the ARCHOS 97b Platinum HD, ARCHOS 101 Platinum and ARCHOS 80b Platinum. The Platinum tablets have everything to meet your needs at a price competitive to current market options arriving during October. I really praise Archos for doing this as having more competition that will challenge the top brands such as Microsoft and Apple to make higher quality tablets at an affordable price.
“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.”
Powerful Quad-Core CPUs
Powered by an A9 generation quad-core processor running at 1.6 GHz, the ARCHOS Platinum tablets have more than enough power, coupled with its fast Quad-Core graphics processor and up to 2 GB of system RAM mean that slow-downs are a thing of the past, whether in Gaming, Android or showing a web page. Thanks to super energy-efficient 28 nanometer processor technology the ARCHOS Platinum range go further with longer battery life.
Vibrant IPS Screen Technology
Each Platinum tablet is equipped with an impressive extra high resolution IPS screen that brings amazing image quality and extra wide viewing angles. This latest generation LCD delivers excellent screen sharpness and vivid colors with a screen resolution that allows you to see every detail of a picture. Tablet enthusiasts will be able to choose from three screen sizes including 8-inch, 9.7-inch (featuring an extra high res 2048 x 1536 display) and 10.1 inch (featuring a 1280 x 800 HDscreen).
Efficient Communication – Dual band WiFi and Bluetooth
The ARCHOS Platinum tablets include ultra-fast and reliable Dual Band WiFi and Bluetooth technology for the best connection no matter where you are. Less prone to interference, streaming and downloading has never been faster. As a bonus, owners of the 101 Platinum will also enjoy GPS functionality.
Powered by Android 4.2 “Jelly Bean” with Full Access to Google Play™ Store
Certified by Google™, the ARCHOS Platinum tablets include full access to the Google Play™ Store, including DRM support for downloading books, music and movies. With more than 1 million Android™ apps and games, your tablet is truly your mobile entertainment system.
The ARCHOS Multimedia Experience
Watch HD movies and listen to your favorite songs. The ARCHOS Media Center applications include the most complete codec and format support around. Using over 12 years of mobile video and audio experience, these apps will play pretty much anything including true 1080p HD video.
The ARCHOS Media Center includes a special video carousel for easily organizing and finding movie and TV show information by title, series, actor and more. To get your content where you need it, the ARCHOS Platinums all feature wireless to and from media sharing and Wireless Display technology to get your screen onto an HDTV (with compatible receiving device).
Platinum Range Tablet Comparison & Tech Specs
ARCHOS 80b Platinum
ARCHOS 97b Platinum HD
Expandable via micro SD slot
4.2 “Jelly Bean”
1280 x 800 pixels
2048 x 1536 pixels
(2.4GHz & 5GHz)
Audio Jack 3.5mm
Micro SD slot
Mini HDMI output
(2MP / 2MP)
For more information about the Elements Range and Platinum Tablet options visit www.ARCHOS.com. I’m personally really excited to see these offerings, the specs are amazing for the price. Way to go Archos!
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