May 172013

The Archos low-cost tablet lineup ushers in an 8-inch IPS screen product, which is the Archos 80 Xenon. The tablet runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) system, the screen resolution is 1024×768, and it’s with 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 2.0 million pixel rear camera, 1GB RAM and 4GB ROM. In addition, it provides a MicroSD card slot, and it supports up to 64GB storage capacity.

The Archos 80 Xenon is a 3G and WiFi equipment, and the shipping time is in June. It’s sold at the price of £ 159.99 ($ 244.80), and its competitors are the entry-level Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire.

Interestingly, the introduction of Archos says the 80 Xenon is a “non-SIM card lock” device, which means that the user can choose any operators. Although the company did not mention, the device may also be able to call like the Samsung Tab. In that case, the product will be very attractive.

Unlike other entry-level tablets, the 80 Xenon provides complete wireless connectivity and other features, including Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi, GPS and FM radio.

May 072013

There are more and more small size Tablet PCs listed, and recently in the European market, an Archos 8-inch tablet 80 Xenon exposed, which is an 8-inch tablet with 3G capability. Currently, the price of the Archos 80 Xenon is 226 euros, while the iPad mini with 3G capability is priced from $ 459, so it seems that the Archos 80 Xenon has a considerable price competitiveness.

It is reported that the Archos 80 Xenon is equipped with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1024*768 screen resolution same as the iPad mini’s, it has only 4GB storage space, but it can be extended via microSD card, it runs Android4.1.1 jelly beans system. Other details of the product haven’t been exposed, but it’s believed the specific configuration and listed time will be published before the summer season.