Archos 43 Android tablet now shipping for $250

There’s good news and bad news for anyone who has been waiting to get their hands on the new Archos 43 internet tablet. The good news is that the 4.3 inch Android tablet is now shipping. The bad news is that only the 16GB model is currently available, which means you’ll have to shell out $249.99 to get the little guy, rather than the $199 list price that Archos had promised.The lower price only applies to the 8GB model, which isn’t available yet.

Still, $250 is a pretty good price for the Archos 43 when you consider the lengthy list of features, including:

  • 4.3 inch, 480 x 854 pixel resistive touchscreen display
  • Google Android 2.2
  • 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 CPU
  • Graphics accelerator with support for 3D OpenGL ES 2.0
  • Video codec support including 720p MPEG, H.264, and WMV, with optional MPEG-2 codec
  • FLAC, WMA, WAV, AAC, MP3, OGG Vorbis audio playback (optional AC3 plugin)
  • 2MP camera with 720p HD video recording
  • USB 2.0 port with USB 2.0 Host support
  • HDMI output (cable sold separately)
  • 802.11b/g/n WiFi
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • Speaker, Mi,
  • Kick-stand
  • G-sensor
  • MicroSD card slot

The Archos 43 weighs just 4.6 ounces and Archos says you should get up to 12 hours of battery life while surfing the web, 10 hours of video playback, or 36 hours of music playback.

If you’re looking for something a little smaller and cheaper, Archos is also shipping the Archos 32, a 3.2 inch tablet with a slower processor, less storage space, composite video output, and a lower capacity battery for $149.99.

via Android Central