Turned off by the high prices of higher-end tablets if all you want to do is browse the web, watch some videos, read books, and play some games every now and then? ARCHOS has the answer with their new line of “Element” Android tablets. The “97 Carbon” is a 9.7-inch tablet that packs quite a bit of features, including a full-size USB 2.0 port, HDMI out, a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 single-core CPU, a 1024×768 IPS display, and Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich”. If you’re interested in this, you can pick it up later this month for just $249.99. You’ll find the tech specs at the tablet’s home page here, or in the press release below. Lastly, a small photo gallery of the tablet can also be found below.
ARCHOS Releases new ELEMENTS line; Introduces first in the series, the 97 carbon
The ARCHOS 97 carbon, is the first of the new ARCHOS Elements series to be released, offering the latest mobile technology with a new slim and light design
DENVER, CO – (July 5, 2012) – ARCHOS, an award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, is pleased to introduce the ARCHOS 97 carbon, the first of its new tablet range called “ELEMENTS”, an entry-level line up of 7, 8, and 9.7 inch tablets that combine ARCHOS design and engineering with full access to Google Play and a full suite of Google apps at an affordable price.
Equipped with the latest mobile technology and an elegant aluminum finish, the ARCHOS 97 Carbon is only 21.8 ounces and 0.45” thick. Its sharp and clear IPS multi-touch screen delivers amazing vivid colors and impressive wide viewing angles. For the smoothest interface experience, ARCHOS has powered this tablet with a fast 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM while running Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich”.
Combining very high performance hardware, intuitive software and affordability, this Google Play supported device will be available starting in July 2012 for $249.99 SRP.
“We wanted to introduce a new series that not only combines affordability with a new slim design, but features the best that Google has to offer,” says Henri Crohas, ARCHOS Founder and CEO. “With the ELEMENTS series we have done just that. It’s the perfect balance of hardware, software optimization and content through the Google Play ecosystem.”
- 9.7” 5x Multi-Touch Screen with IPS technology
- Optimized for Google Play: Over 600,000 apps apps and games, the world’s largest collection of eBooks, millions of songs, thousands of movies, and a growing selection of TV shows and magazines.
- A complete media device, the ARCHOS 97 carbon can decode full 1080p HD video and can send a 1080p HD video to an HDTV via the HDMI-out port
- Stylish design with premium aluminum finish and a 0.45” thickness
- Front and back camera
- Includes 16GB* of internal flash memory, expandable both via the microSD slot (supporting SDHC cards up to 32GB) or via a USB flash drive in its full-sized USB host port
- Includes access to Android apps from Google, including Gmail, Google Talk, Google+, Google Maps, YouTube and 5GB of free cloud storage with Google Drive
- Pre-loaded with Office Suite Viewer for reading office documents, a demo of World of Goo – the critically acclaimed puzzle game, as well as News Republic and Brief Me to manage your world news and customized social media feeds
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