Archos launches Titanium 7 through 10 inch tablets, prices start at $120

French tablet maker Archos has added a few new tablets to its Titanium range, and for the first time the company has revealed prices, as well as exactly what it is that earns a tablet the right to be called Titanium.

All 4 of the company’s new Titanium tablets have IPS displays, 1.6 GHz Rockchip RK3066 dual core processors, ARM Mali 400 quad-core graphics, and aluminum cases. They’re also Google certified devices running Android 4.1 and featuring the Play Store as well as Archos Media Center software.

Archos Titanium

Here’s a run-down of the new tablet family:

  • Archos 70 Titanium 7 inch tablet – $119
  • Archos 80 Titanium 8 inch tablet – $169
  • Archos 101 Titanium 10.1 inch tablet – $199
  • Archos 97 Titanium HD 9.7 inch tablet with 2048 x 1536 pixel display – $249

The new tablets aren’t live on the Archos website yet, but the fact that the press release only spells out the resolution for the HD model suggests that the rest feature 1280 x 800 or 1024 x 600 pixel displays.

All told, the new models have an iPad-like look and feel, and look a lot like the new quad-core Platinum tablets Archos is showing off this week.

At $249, the Archos 97 Titanium HD is one of the cheapest tablets I’ve seen to feature an iPad-like display resolution. The Archos 70 Titanium also looks like an interesting alternative to a Kindle Fire or NOOK Tablet for someone looking for an inexpensive device that offers the full Android experience rather than a custom UI and a proprietary app store.

via Engadget

  • Rico

    I’d love to see iFixit teardown the Archos 97. Imagine if inside it has a MK802 III, a big battery, and detachable cables to the screen and external ports!

  • marKo

    the processor and graphic are still low power…I have a tv stick with the same specs and is nothing to write home about

    • nards barley

      Well, then the platinum line with its quad-cores is probably for you.

  • Alan

    Has Archos left the Windows tablet category? I was hoping for a 7 inch Windows 8 tablet.

    • nards barley

      Yeah, I am surprised we haven’t heard an announcement at CES of a 7 inch Windows 8 tablet. Or maybe we have and I am not paying attention.

      • strider_mt2k

        A 7 inch W8 tablet would have to be exactly that thick to house the huge battery.

    • plinko

      Let’s hope for MWC. I’m looking for a small tablet that can occasionally use a few desktop apps but the Modern UI will be used most of the time. From what I’ve read, Clover Trail runs the Modern UI and apps very well. At least it’s just as snappy as using Android or iOS devices.

    • GizmoDuck

      With Windows 8, I was hoping for some of the smaller companies to try to put out some less than 10″ Windows tablets.

  • Mohn Jadden

    I bought a refurb Kindle Fire because there wasn’t a sub-$200 tablet that would run Jelly Bean and have a shot at hi10p MKVs. The RK3066 has a good shot with hi10p depending on the encode and file and the cost can’t be beat for the 7-incher. As long as battery life is comparable I’m selling the Fire for one of these. To hell with the Nexus 7 (unless something else comes out of CES)!

  • anon

    Did anyone ask Archos about if all codecs will be included on these tables?
    OR – provide a converter of video codecs to WebM (that is fully Android compatible).
    Anyway, the prices, and the features, sure is a lot better than the unusable Win8 GUI devices (various web reviews are not too keen on 8 at all). I know a guy that could not figure out how to power off (or log out), and had other problems, so took his Win8 device back for a full refund.

    • GizmoDuck

      Have you used Windows 8? The whole dual UI thing isn’t ideal but it’s not like I can come up with something better without completely leaving traditional software support.

      For a tablet device, Windows 8 is great and still lets you use traditional desktop software that may never get ported to the Modern UI.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.daronco John DaRonco

    Although it boasts of being able to use a 64gig micro SD card it is only able to accept up to 32gig, the internet is the slowest I have used on any device or system and the battery only lasts for a couple hours of normal use. The jellybean 4.1.2 is said to correct these problems on most devices by is not yet available for any of the Arches devices.