ARCHOS unveils new line of ‘Platinum’ Android tablets, starting at $199

ARCHOS has unveiled their latest lineup of Android tablets. Each will come equipped with a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU (8-core GPU), 2GB RAM, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, mini-HDMI and microSD ports, and both front & rear facing cameras. The 8-inch model has a 1024×768 IPS display for $199, the 9.7-inch model has a 2048×1536 IPS display for $299, and the 11.6-inch tablet has a 1920×1080 IPS display for $349. The first two will be available later this month, with the latter of the bunch being available sometime in April. You’ll find the full press release below with more information.

Press Release

ARCHOS Introduces the New Platinum Range

The Platinum tablets are amongst the first Android tablets to offer a super high resolution IPS screen combined with the performance of a Quad-Core CPU


Denver, CO – ARCHOS, an award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, introduces the Platinum range, a new line of tablets that feature a sleek aluminum design combined with the best high definition IPS displays, quad-core processors and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. There will be three tablets in the range including an 8-inch, 9.7-inch and 11.6-inch all of which deliver true vivid colors, sharper text and amazingly fast performance.


The entire Platinum range will all share the following features:

  • High-Definition IPS display with capacitive multi-touch screen
  • QUAD core CPU at 1.2 GHz with 8-core GPU, with 1080p video decoding
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • Full access to the 700,000 applications
  • Archos Media Center applications
  • Front and Back Cameras
  • Mini-HDMI and Micro SD ports


The ARCHOS 80 Platinum, an 8” tablet, features a 1024×768 resolution IPS screen and when compared to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 it is almost twice as fast, has double the RAM and has a back camera for a fraction of the cost. The 80 Platinum will be available in February for $199.


The ARCHOS 97 Platinum HDa 9.7” tablet, features a stunning 2048×1536 resolution IPS screen, which is comparable to the Retina display found in the iPad, but is 40% less expensive. The 97 Platinum HD will be available in February for $299.


The ARCHOS 116 Platinum, an 11.6” tablet, features a 1920×1080 resolution IPS screen, unlike anything currently on the market. The 116 Platinum will be available in April for $349.

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Source: ARCHOS