Far from come decaffeinated, IFA 2012 seems full of news. ARCHOS had already taught us a little teaser of what we would teach in Berlin, although it has been today when officially taught at last the first of his 10 gene, the ARCHOS 101XS.
With this new range tablets, the French company hopes to stand between the roosters of the market, looking for a logical and necessary differentiation with the shelves increasingly populated by different models.
The ARCHOS 101XS will be the first to arrive, and although in principle only have a version that mounts 10.1 inch diagonal screen, in brief will be other versions with 9.7 and 8 inches.
Attractive design for a convertible tablet
ARCHOS has sought to make a product of the most attractive, and its design is proof of this, with a thickness of just less than 8 mm and 600 grams of weight. However, the interesting thing will be your cover, that will become a magnetic keyboard with connection and core functions.
This aspect places you directly in the orbit of the Kings of the transformism, tablets Asus, which so far filled almost all of the high-end Android tablets, with the permission of the Sony Tablet P and S.
Its specifications include a friendly processor for Google and Android as the Texas Instruments OMAP 4470, a chip of dual-core 1.5 GHz. The GPU will be one PowerVR SGX544, and the RAM memory 1 GB, the standardized size will.
The hardware is rounded with 16 GB of internal memory expandable using a microHDMI port, microSD cards and connectivity WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0.
Availability and prices
ARCHOS will present their 101XS officially next week at IFA 2012, overlooking a very early release, which is expected to in mid-September in our markets with a recommended retail price which will be around the 400 euros.
The chosen to launch Android version will be 4.0 ice Cream Sandwich, Perhaps because of the urgency in the launch, although it aunque se preve it provides a update to Jelly Bean before the end of the year 2012.
Without a doubt, a rival who will have much to say in the market of Android tablets, and with an attractive appearance and a fairly contained price for performance, could turn ARCHOS into a winner of the year.