Archos Announces New Platinum Series of Affordable Tablets

Archos, the renowned consumer electronics industry, is yet again back with its high-end-yet-affordable tablets. A total of 3 new tablets have been launched under its new series namely ‘Archos Platinum’. Apparently, the tablets come with same features and specifications except screen size, resolution, dimension and weight. The new launches are Archos 116 Platinum, Archos 97 Platinum HD and Archos 80 Platinum. On the official website we spotted all the tablets but details regarding the 116 Platinum haven’t yet unveiled.

Archos Platinum Tablet Series

We also did get some information concerning their availability. While the Archos 97 Platinum HD and Archos 80 Platinum will go on sale later this month, the Archos 116 Platinum is expected to be available later on April this year.

Before checking out their features and specifications, let’s have a glance on their differences:

  • Archos 116 Platinum: 11.6-inch screen with resolution of 1920×1080 pixels
  • Archos 97 Platinum HD: 9.7-inch screen with resolution of 2048×1536 pixels, 242 mm x 187 mm x 9.8 mm dimensions, 670 grams
  • Archos 80 Platinum: 8-inch screen with resolution of 1024×768 pixels, 200 mm x 153 mm x 9.8 mm dimensions, 480 grams

The tablets feature IPS capacitive multi touch-screen and run on Android 4.1 JB (Jelly Bean) operating system. They come with 1.2 GHz Quad core processor equipped with 8-core PowerVR SGX 544 GPU and 2 GB of RAM. At rear, they sport a 2 Megapixel autofocus camera while on front there is webcam. These tablets have Flash 8 GB storage and are compatible with microSD card (up to 64 GB).

These tablets support H.264 HD and MPEG-42 HD video playback up to 1080p at 30 fps. The tablets can play the following video formats 3GP, AVI, FLV, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPG, PS, TS and following audio formats FLAC, MP3, OGG Vorbis, WAV (PCM/ADPCM). Other features of the tablets include 2 Built-in speakers, 3.5mm Audio Jack, Built-in Microphone, G-sensor, Micro USB 2.0 with Mobile Transfer Protocol (MTP), USB host via OTG, WiFi and so on. The capacity of the battery is not given but it will be Lithium Polymer battery.

Key features and specifications at a glance:

  • IPS capacitive multitouch screen
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS
  • 1.2GHz Quad Core processor
  • 8-core PowerVR SGX 544 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 8GB Inbuilt flash memory, up to 64GB expandable memory
  • H.264 HD & MPEG-42 HD video playback (up to 1080p @30fps)
  • 2MP auto focus camera at rear, webcam at front
  • 2 Built-in speakers
  • 3.5 mm Audio Jack
  • Built-in Microphone
  • G-sensor
  • Micro USB 2.0 with Mobile Transfer Protocol (MTP)
  • WiFi
  • USB host via OTG
  • Lithium Polymer battery

The prices of Archos 116 Platinum, Archos 97 Platinum HD and Archos 80 Platinum are $349, $299 & $199 respectively.

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