Archos is bringing a new line of low-cost Android tablets with dual core processors to market this year under the Archos Titanium brand. That’s not to be confused with the slightly pricier Archos Platinum quad-core tablets, which should also hit the streets soon.
The first few Archos Titanium tablets have started popping up at the FCC this month, with listings for the Archos 70 Titanium and Archos 101 Titanium tablets, with 7 and 10 inch screens, respectively.
Archos plans to sell the 7 inch model for $119, while the larger Archos 101 will sell for $199.
The company also has a 9.7 inch model with a Retina-like 2048 x 1536 pixel display, but that model will run $249.
Every tablet in the Titanium range will be powered by a 1.6 GHz Rockchip RK3066 ARM Cortex-A9 dual core processor with Mali 400 quad-core graphics. They’ll also ship with Android Jelly Bean software, the Google Play Store, and Archos Media Center.
There’s still no word on when the new tablets will go on sale in the US.
Word is already out in Europe. The 97 Titanium is just crap:
I wonder if it’s this tablet, but relabeled with the Archos brand:
The complaint is that the 97 runs a benchmark at 25 fps compared with another tablet that runs it at 45 fps. And that’s it!!!
What nonsense – if it performs satisfactorily on the tasks that ordinary users do, then it is just fine. Tell me how fast it browses, how well it displays videos, and don’t waste my time with your only data point being how many frames per second it displays on one benchmark.
“We are quite hesitant with this kind of setup, having some experience with the Cube U9GT5 tablet which offers a similar configuration. Based on our feedback with the Cube and current firmware available on this machine (and other models with identical hardware: Chuwi V99, Visture V4HD, Yuandao N90 FHD) we have the feeling that current processor speed is just too limited to handle the high resolution of the screen. We believe that a Quadcore CPU preferably with ARM Cortex A15 or A7 architecture would be more appropriate.”
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