Archos 10 Inch Android Tablet – $300

Archos is releasing a 10.1 inch Android OS based tablet. The 10.1 inch tablet joins a few other tables ranging from a 2.8 inch screen size up to the larger 10.1 inch screen.

The 10.1 inch Archos tablet is the one designed to tackle the iPad. Spec wise, it has a 16:9 aspect ratio screen, a metal frame to make it rigid, runs Android 2.2 Froyo and gives access to 5,000 apps in the market.

Memory capacity for the $300 model is 8GB while the larger capacity 16GB model will cost $350 when launched.

The full range of tablets include the following…

* The 2-8 (the model number indicates the 16:9 screen size) with 4GB at $100.
* The 3-2 with 8GB of memory, a 1.3MP camera and VGA video recorder at $150.
* The 4-3, the closest analog to the new iPod Touch, with 16GB, a microSD slot, HDMI mini out, HD video recording and a 2MP still camera running on an 800MHz chip for $200 (comparable to an 8GB Touch at $229 or 32GB at $299).
* The 7-0, with 16GB of flash for $275 and a whopping 250GB hard drive for $350.
* The 10-1 comes in two versions, 8GB for $300 or 16GB for $350.

Although we can’t say for sure if it’s an iPad killer (in regards to the 10-1 version), it certainly comes at a better price. It will be interesting to see how it performs running Android 2.2 and if the capacitive touchscreen works well or not.

Via: HardwareSphere and DVICE

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