Archos Platinum Tablets Offer High-Res Displays, Quad-Core Performance

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Archos attempts to up the ante today with the introduction of its Platinum range line of tablets, which are some of the first Android tablets to offer high-res IPS displays as well as quad-core processors. The line will include three different tablets ranging in size, from an 8-incher to an 11.6-incher.

The first tablet in the lineup, the 80 Platinum, features an 8-inch, 1024 x 768-pixel IPS display and a back camera for $199. According to Archos, it's almost twice as fast as Amazon's Kindle Fire HD 8.9 and has double the RAM. The 97 Platinum HD, the 9.7-inch model, features a 2048 x 1536-pixel IPS display, which Archos says is comparable to Apple's Retina iPad, for $299. The 11.6-inch mode, the 116 Platinum, features a 1920 x 1080-pixel IPS screen for $349. We'll be sure to test out all of Archos' claims when we get our hands on these new units.

All of these models come equipped with a 1.2-GHz with 8-core GPU, 1080p video decoding, 2GB of RAM, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, mini-HDMI and microSD ports and front and rear cameras. Plus, users will gain access to 700,000 apps in Archos' Media Center.

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  • Andrew Says:

    Another new series of Quad Core Android tablets is coming from Ainol Electronics this month - including the Novo 9 Spark -- featuring a Quad Core processor along with a 9.7 inch 2048x1536 (Retina) screen – and a performance 10,000 mAh battery, 4K Digital HDMI, and a 5 Megapixel Rear Camera with AF and Flash -- one of the first Resellers in the U.S. which carries this new product is TabletSprint -- and priced at $269.

    Also through TabletSprint is the Novo 7 Venus which launched last week for $149 -- and compares to the Nexus 7 tablet - matching key features, including a Quad Core processor, a 7" high resolution multi-touch 1280x800 IPS screen, 16GB memory, a front camera, Android O/S and Google Play Store preinstalled -- while also offering features the Nexus 7 doesn't include... a 2-megapixel rear camera, a MicroSD memory card slot, an HDMI 1080p port; plus more ways to connect to the internet, including Ethernet as well as 3G/4G Wireless connection through its USB port. TabletSprint also includes $25 in Bonus Apps and a free plan for 3G connection with 500MB of Data each month.

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