Archos FamilyPad 2 big-screen tablet already in the works?

The Archos FamilyPad tablet with a 13 inch display has only been available since November — and only in Europe. But it looks like Archos may already be working on a second-generation FamilyPad tablet.

Test scores for a tablet called the Archos FamilyPad 2 showed up at the GLBenchmark website recently.

Archos FamilyPad 2

Source: GLBenchmark

According to the benchmarking site, the tablet features a 1.6 GHz processor, as 12800 x 800 pixel display, and runs Google Android 4.1.1. And if the new tablet is anything like the original FamilyPad, it will probably have a large 13.3 inch screen.

Archos is positioning its FamilyPad tablets as large devices that you can use around the home for watching videos, playing multiplayer games, or performing other activities where more than one person might want to see or use the tablet at the same time.

The original FamilyPad also comes with a stand which you can use to prop it up while reading recipes int the kitchen or watching videos in the living room. Since that table weighs 2.9 pounds, the stand sounds like a pretty good idea.

It’s not yet clear how heavy the new model will be, but the folks at ArcTablet did some digging and think they’ve found some more specs, suggesting the tablet will have a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 802.11n WiFi, front and rear cameras, HDMI output, and a 10500mAh battery.

If that’s true, then the biggest changes over the original FamilyPad will be the addition of a faster processor and update from Android 4.0 to Android 4.1.

  • strider_mt2k

    If you are seriously looking at 13″ tablets I’d also encourage you to check out the Excite 13 from Toshiba.
    They feature the Quad-core Tegra 3 SOC, are of proven quality and have been out long enough to be discounted at this point.

    • toronado455

      I remember reading that the Excite 13 didn’t really work that well in that the software was scaling up to fit the larger screen content that was designed for a smaller screen. So you’re not really getting any more screen real estate. Not really sure, as I’ve not personally used it.

  • strider_mt2k

    Oh, and thanks for posting stuff on Christmas Eve!
    Happy Holidays!

  • totor

    @toronado455 : at that time, probably Android was not adapted to tablet, but only to phones. today, there are lot of hires tablet on Android, no problem to have FullHD (or here, 1280 x 752) on tablets.

    This is probably a Rockchip RK3066 SoC, (RK30AFP2 as model number could mean RK3066 Arnova FamilyPad 2), so 2 * cortex A9 + 4* Mali400. Not too bad :).