CeBIT is a trade show that takes place every March. This year (2013), the event will happen between 5-8 next month, and it is there that Archos will launch three tablets that we have never heard of before.Archos has somehow managed not to let anything slip about the Platinum tablet series until now, even though its FamilyPad series had no such luck.
There will be three of them, according to a new press release that the company has published, and which can be downloaded from this link.
One of them, called 97 Platinum HD, is the high-end flagship, or so we have decided to dub it because of its display.
Though the screen could be larger (the liquid crystal display only measures 9.7 inches in diagonal), it has a native resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels.
And since the display is an IPS panel, it has wide viewing angles as well.
That said, the slate relies on a quad-core ARM central processing unit with a clock speed of 1.2 GHz. 2 GB of RAM (random access memory) back it up.
The second and third tablets are called Archos 80 and 116 Platinum and measure 8 inches and 11.6 inches, respectively.
The former has a native resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels, while the latter gets a screen of 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD).
That is as far as the differences go. Everything else, hardware and software included, is identical to the spec sheet of the 97 Platinum HD.
That means the same quad-core CPU, memory and, of course, operating system (Android 4.1 Jelly Bean). Oddly enough, the PDF does not specify the storage capacities. Given the prices though, we suspect 16 GB or even 8 GB.
To be more precise, the 80 Platinum will ship for $199 / 199 Euro at the end of the month (February 2013), while the 97 will be priced at $299 / 299 and the 116 at $349 (this one will only debut in April).