ARCHOS debuts three quad-core iPad clones with HD displays and affordable price tags

Dan Graziano
February 15, 2013

ARCHOS Platinum Tablets Specs Release Date
ARCHOS Platinum Tablets Specs Release Date

ARCHOS (JXR) on Thursday announced a new line of “Platinum” tablets that feature high-end specs and a low price tag. The company debuted three different sized tablets — 8-inch, 9.7-inch and 11.6-inch — that are equipped with high-definition IPS displays, 1.2GHz quad-core processors, microSD ports, 2GB of RAM and Android 4.1. The 8-inch Platinum slate features a 1024 × 768 resolution screen and will be priced at $199, while the 9.7-inch Platinum HD tablet, which looks strikingly similar to Apple’s (AAPL) iPad, will be equipped with a 2048 × 1536 resolution display and will sell for $299. Both tablets will be released this month, while the largest Platinum slate will be available in April and offer a 1920 × 1080 resolution screen for $349. ARCHOS’ press release follows below.

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ARCHOS Introduces the New Platinum Range
The Platinum tablets are amongst the first Android tablets to offer a super high resolution IPS screen combined with the performance of a Quad-Core CPU

Denver, CO – February 14, 2013 – ARCHOS, an award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, introduces the Platinum range, a new line of tablets that feature a sleek aluminum design combined with the best high definition IPS displays, quad-core processors and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. There will be three tablets in the range including an 8-inch, 9.7-inch and 11.6-inch all of which deliver true vivid colors, sharper text and amazingly fast performance.

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The entire Platinum range will all share the following features:
• High-Definition IPS display with capacitive multi-touch screen
• QUAD core CPU at 1.2 GHz with 8-core GPU, with 1080p video decoding
• 2 GB RAM
• Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
• Full access to the 700,000 applications
• Archos Media Center applications
• Front and Back Cameras
• Mini-HDMI and Micro SD ports

The ARCHOS 80 Platinum, an 8” tablet, features a 1024×768 resolution IPS screen and when compared to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 it is almost twice as fast, has double the RAM and has a back camera for a fraction of the cost. The 80 Platinum will be available in February for $199.

The ARCHOS 97 Platinum HD, a 9.7” tablet, features a stunning 2048×1536 resolution IPS screen, which is comparable to the Retina display found in the iPad, but is 40% less expensive.
The 97 Platinum HD will be available in February for $299.

The ARCHOS 116 Platinum, an 11.6” tablet, features a 1920×1080 resolution IPS screen, unlike anything currently on the market. The 116 Platinum will be available in April for $349.


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