Archos, has just announced its new Titanium lineup of Android tablets at Consumer Electronics Show 2013 (CES).Although Archos is known for its cheap tablets, the new Titanium tablets have very good specs and sport extremely competitive price tags.
There are four tablets in the Titanium series, each with different displays, but other than that with the same specs.
According to Archos, all four tablets are powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box and provide access to more than 700,000 apps and games via Google Play and Archos Media Center.
Hardware-wise, the slates are equipped with 1.6 GHz dual-core processors and quad-core graphics processing units, with 1080p video decoding. The tablets sport high-definition IPS capacitive touchscreen displays and feature sleek aluminum design.
The smallest of the four, the Archos 70 titanium (7 inches) will be available for purchase for €119, $119, £99. This one has been especially released to offer a good alternative to competitors such as Amazon, at a better price point.
Next in line is the Archos 80 titanium (8 inches), which is priced at €169, $169, £149 and has been designed to offer a user experience similar to that of the iPad mini.
Obviously, an Apple fan will never choose Archos’ tablet instead of the iPad mini, but those undecided might prefer the cheaper tablet.
The Archos 101 titanium (10.1 inches) is very cheap at only €199, $199, £169. According to Archos, the tablet is about 30% cheaper than competition with comparable features.
Last but not least, the Archos 97 titanium HD (9.7 inches), with a resolution up to 2048 x 1536 pixels is priced at 249€, $249 and £199.
Given the tablet’s display size, this one obviously aims to be a competitive alternative to the new iPad at half the price. No word on when any of these Archos tablets might go on sale, but stay tuned for more updates.