Archos seems hell-bent on grabbing its slice of the tablet market these days. In the wake of Samsung’s official Galaxy Tab revelation, Archos goes right ahead and unleashes its own Android tablet line whose largest version is $200 cheaper than arch foe iPad.
By “largest version” we mean the 16 ounce Archos 10-1 whose lightweight stainless steel frame supports a massive 10-inch screen best suited for video viewing. The number 10-1 corresponds to the devices 16:9 screen size. Additional features are Wi-Fi b/g/n (no 3G however) and auto-360 degree orientation.
Not to be outdone by the competition, Archos has its own app store (appslib.com) that lets you choose from a sizable pool of 5,000 different apps. Though compared to its arch foe, 5,000 is a rather humble figure compared to sheer app vastness Apple has available.
Keep in mind it’s not just the Archos 10-1 that’s being peddled. There are still four daintier siblings and we’ve got the official list below:
- There’s the smallest of the bunch, the 4 GB 2-8 for $100.
- The 8 GB 3-2 that comes with a camera and VGA video recorder at $150.
- The 16 GB 4-3 that’s an iPod Touch rival for $200.
- The 16 GB flash memory/ 250 GB hard drive 7-0.
In case you’re totally sold on Archos, wait until month’s end/early October before the whole line of tablets become available in a store near you.
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