DNP Archos Platinum tablets tote quadcore processors and IPS displays, start at $200

While Archos gave a sneak peek at its Platinum lineup a month ago at IFA, it's finally ready to spill the beans now. The company has released not just one, but three new tablets in three different sizes -- 8-inch, 9.7-inch and 10.1-inch. All of them come equipped with 1.6GHz quad-core processors, high-resolution IPS displays, dual-band WiFi, 8GB built-in storage, Bluetooth and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The 8-inch model has a 1024 x 768 pixel resolution, the 9.7-inch has 2048 x 1536 and the 10.1 model has 1280 x 800. The smallest of the lot also only has 1GB of DDR3 RAM while the other two have 2GB each. As a bonus incentive, the 10.1 model is the only one with GPS and a 2-megapixel camera on the front; the rest have a 0.3-megapixel front-facing cam. Other specs that are the same across the three are a microUSB port, a 3.5mm headset jack, a microSD card slot, a mini HDMI output and a 2-megapixel rear camera. As is often the case with Archos, the prices are very competitive: the 8-inch model will retail for $199.99, the 9.7-inch for $269.99 and the 10.1-inch model for $299.99. We're not sure if that's enough to sway consumers away from more well-known tablets, but it's a start.

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ARCHOS to Challenge Top Tablet Brands with New High Quality Designed Tablets Platinum tablets will feature dual band WiFi, fast Quad-Core processors, high resolution screens, up to 2GB Ram, and powerful graphic processors
DENVER, Colo. – October 3, 2013 - ARCHOS, a pioneer in Android™ devices, will go head to head with leading tablet brands with today's release of three high-quality, fully loaded tablets: the ARCHOS 97b Platinum HD, ARCHOS 101 Platinum and ARCHOS 80b Platinum. The Platinum tablets have everything to meet your needs at a price competitive to current market options arriving during October.
"As a pioneer in the portable technology market, our company philosophy has always been to provide innovative solutions to consumers at the best price possible," says Loic Poirier, CEO of ARCHOS. "It is our intention to strengthen this philosophy by directly challenging the current leading tablet brands with a high quality product that has the best specs and aesthetic design available at a lower price. The combination of features and design of the 97b Platinum HD and 101 Platinum tablets will put them in front of the iPad 4 and Galaxy tab3's at a better price."
Powerful Quad-Core CPUs Powered by an A9 generation quad-core processor running at 1.6 GHz, the ARCHOS Platinum tablets have more than enough power, coupled with its fast Quad-Core graphics processor and up to 2 GB of system RAM mean that slow-downs are a thing of the past, whether in Gaming, Android or showing a web page. Thanks to super energy-efficient 28 nanometer processor technology the ARCHOS Platinum range go further with longer battery life.
Vibrant IPS Screen Technology Each Platinum tablet is equipped with an impressive extra high resolution IPS screen that brings amazing image quality and extra wide viewing angles. This latest generation LCD delivers excellent screen sharpness and vivid colors with a screen resolution that allows you to see every detail of a picture. Tablet enthusiasts will be able to choose from three screen sizes including 8-inch, 9.7-inch (featuring an extra high res 2048 x 1536 display) and 10.1 inch (featuring a 1280 x 800 HDscreen).

Efficient Communication - Dual band WiFi and Bluetooth The ARCHOS Platinum tablets include ultra-fast and reliable Dual Band WiFi and Bluetooth technology for the best connection no matter where you are. Less prone to interference, streaming and downloading has never been faster. As a bonus, owners of the 101 Platinum will also enjoy GPS functionality.
Powered by Android 4.2 "Jelly Bean" with Full Access to Google Play™ Store Certified by Google™, the ARCHOS Platinum tablets include full access to the Google Play™ Store, including DRM support for downloading books, music and movies. With more than 1 million Android™ apps and games, your tablet is truly your mobile entertainment system.
The ARCHOS Multimedia Experience Watch HD movies and listen to your favorite songs. The ARCHOS Media Center applications include the most complete codec and format support around. Using over 12 years of mobile video and audio experience, these apps will play pretty much anything including true 1080p HD video.
The ARCHOS Media Center includes a special video carousel for easily organizing and finding movie and TV show information by title, series, actor and more. To get your content where you need it, the ARCHOS Platinums all feature wireless to and from media sharing and Wireless Display technology to get your screen onto an HDTV (with compatible receiving device).
Platinum Range Tablet Comparison & Tech Specs
Feature
ARCHOS 80b Platinum
ARCHOS101 Platinum
ARCHOS 97b Platinum HD
Storage
Flash memory: 8 GB
Expandable via micro SD slot
Flash memory: 8 GB
Expandable via micro SD slot
Flash memory: 8 GB
Expandable via micro SD slot
OS
ANDROID™ 4.2
"Jelly Bean"
ANDROID™ 4.2
"Jelly Bean"
ANDROID™
4.2 "Jelly Bean"
CPU
Quad-Core ARM Cortex A9 @ 1.6GHz
Quad-Core ARM Cortex A9 @ 1.6GHz
Quad-Core ARM Cortex A9 @ 1.6GHz
RAM
1GB DDR3
2GB DDR3
2GB DDR3
Display
IPS 8"
1024x768 pixels
IPS 10.1"
1280 x 800 pixels
IPS 9.7",
2048 x 1536 pixels
Connectivity
Dual band WiFi
(2.4GHz & 5GHz)
Bluetooth
Dual band WiFi
(2.4GHz & 5GHz)
Bluetooth
GPS
Dual band WiFi
(2.4GHz & 5GHz)
Bluetooth
Interfaces
Micro USB host 2.0
Audio Jack 3.5mm
Micro SD slot
Mini HDMI output
1x Micro USB host 2.0
Audio Jack 3.5mm
Micro SD slot
Mini HDMI output
Micro USB host 2.0
Audio Jack 3.5mm
Micro SD slot
Mini HDMI output
Cameras
Front & back cameras (0.3MP / 2MP)
Front & back cameras (0.3MP / 2MP)
Front & back cameras
(2MP / 2MP)
Price
$199.99
$269.99
$299.99
For more information about the Elements Range and Platinum Tablet options visit www.ARCHOS.com.

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Archos Platinum tablets tote quad-core CPUs and IPS displays, start at $200