Archos announces trio of entry-level Neon tablets

Archos announces trio of entry-level Neon tabletsArchos is all about budget mobile gear these days, and with our attentions at MWC 2014 in a few weeks likely to be elsewhere, it's wisely decided to detail its latest product line ahead of time.

And so we introduce three new tablets by the French firm – the Archos 101 Neon, the Archos 90 Neon and the Archos 97 Neon.

The names, as you've no doubt already guessed, are a reference to screen size, and as such it's a bit of a surprise three different sizes are on offer covering only just over an inch from smallest to largest.

And it isn't even a question of the 10.1-incher having the best spec, and the other two dropping off in accordance with their screen size.

The Archos 97 Neon is actually the top model of the three, with that 9.7in display delivering a 1024 x 768 resolution (remember, these are budget tablets).

On the inside is a quad-core 1.6GHz A9 processor with 1GB of RAM and just 8GB of storage, which thankfully can be added to via microSD card.

The cameras are restricted to 2MP on the back and 0.3MP up front, which is better than nothing but not by a great deal.

Go for the slightly larger 101 Neon and your resolution falls to 1024 x 600, the processor is clocked at a more leisurely 1.4GHz and you have to live without a rear camera altogether, while the 90 Neon compromises things still further by coming with a display resolution of just 800 x 480.

All three run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box.

Looking at those specs, Archos will clearly be relying on an ultra-competitive price to get the job done for its Neon tablet trio, but sadly that information, along with when and where they'll be available, has yet to emerge.

Via Android Community

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Pondlife  Jan. 31, 2014 at 20:10

Depends how budget I suppose but still seem a trifle optimistic

mrew42  Feb. 1, 2014 at 15:17

Personally speaking, from experience, i wouldn't touch another Archos product.


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