The Archos Flip is a convertible notebook with an 11.6 inch touchscreen display and a 360 degree hinge that lets you use the notebook like a tablet. It features an Intel Atom cherry Trail processor and a 249€ price tag.

For some reason, when Archos unveiled the Flip in August, the company copied and pasted a picture of a Lenovo Yoga 11 into the press release. But now that Archos is showing the real Archos Flip to journalists at the IFA show in Berlin, it’s clear that this may be a Yoga-inspired device, but it’s not an exact clone of Lenovo’s flexible laptop.

Oh yeah, the company also updated the press release with a new, more accurate picture.

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Chippy from UMPC Portal got a chance to check out the Archos Flip in person at the FIA show in Berlin, and reports that it’s a nice little convertible… which will unfortunately only be available in France at launch. That’s the country where Archos is located, even if most of the company’s products are sourced from Chinese manufacturers these days.

According to Chippy, the Archos Flip has a decent keyboard, decent viewing angles, adequate build quality, and a rubberized surface which should make the device easy to hold in your hands (although it’s also prone to showing fingerprints and other grease marks).

In terms of hardware, the Archos Flip has an Intel Atom x5-Z8300 processor, an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel touchscreen display, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of eMMC storage, a 2MP camera, and an 8,000 mAh battery. It has a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port, a microSD card slot, a micro HDMI port, and a headset jack.

The Archos Flip is a fanless device, and it should be available in France this fall with Windows 10 software. It supports WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS.

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4 replies on “Archos Flip convertible isn’t exactly a Lenovo Yoga clone after all”

  1. Let’s hope they don’t completely copy Lenovo and put unremoveable malware in the UEFI and Windows.

  2. So everyone copied asus transformer design and Lenovo’s flip design.
    Now everyone is copying Microsoft surface’s design.

    1. I wouldn’t call less than a hand full of companies as “everyone”…

      While most of them are more imitation rather than outright copies because they often can’t use the exact same design or methods of achieving a given feature… Like Lenovo’s door hinge solution to the kick stand isn’t as appealing as the solution MS uses on the Surface and doesn’t mean all features are copied, like the distinct lack of a pen option…

      Similarly, most Keyboard docks aren’t as good as the Asus Transformer models, with some being little more than stands that don’t actually let you adjust the screen angle like a laptop… Though, even Asus solution still has issues with being too top heavy and some others have developed solutions to that issue, along with being able to reverse the dock connection, like Acer models often offer as a counter feature that Asus, in turn, should probably copy for a even better dock…

      Needless to say, as far as consumers go, useful features should be copied to help make them more common and finding better ways to do it still helps competition… it just has to compete with the concerns of the OEMs which prevents most from developing what should be standards for a better computing experience for all, but we’ll hopefully get there someday…

    2. This kind of design is already available in china for at least 5 or 6 years, where you have cheap tablet soft cases with included thin keyboard… Microsoft only pasted the keyboard to the bottom of the tablet instead of inside the protection

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