Archos has announced a range of four new tablets at CES in Las Vegas, all featuring HD displays, Android Jelly Bean and low prices.
Called the Titanium range, the tablets are made from aluminium and all run Android 4.1 on a dual-core 1.6GHz processor with quad-core CPU capable of 1080p video decoding.
The range starts with the Archos 70 Titanium, which has a 7in screen and is priced at just £99, around £60 cheaper than rival 7in tablets, like the Google Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire HD; this is followed by the Archos 80, which has an 8in screen and is priced at £149.
Archos says the 80 Titanium "has been designed to offer similar user experience as the iPad mini, for a fraction of the price."
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Above these, there is the Archos 101, which has a 10.1in display and is priced at £169, and finally the range-topping Archos 97, with a 2048 x 1536 resolution, 9.7in display, 2GB of RAM and a price of £199 - the company says this model "aims to be an alternative to the new iPad for half the price."
The 97 sounds like ot has the power and screen of an iPad, but it is let down by its lack of internal storage - just 8GB os available, along with a microSD card slot to add more.
Although Archos may not have the fanbase of Apple, the 9.7in tablet has the same 'Retina' screen resolution as the iPad 4.
We tested the Archos 101 XS last year and were left disappointed by the cheapness of its construction and poor quality of its screen, but early reports from Vegas claim the new Titanium range to be much improved.
Archos hasn't said anything else about the Titanium range, so we're in the dark when it comes to storage, ports and cameras, but we've asked the company for more information, and will update this post when we hear back.
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