Archos goes tablet crazy, adds Platinum line-up to existing range

Archos goes tablet crazy, adds Platinum line-up to existing rangeFrench manufacturer Archos is certainly no stranger to the tablet game, with four Titanium tablets joining its already-burgeoning line-up at CES last month.

In a move that’d shock even Samsung, Archos has fired out another three new tablets – this time under the Platinum moniker. Sweet mother of Moses.

The accompanying press release, straight outta Denver, Colorado, introduces the Archos 80 Platinum, 97 Platinum HD and 116 Platinum.

As the names possibly suggest, display sizes on those bad boys are 8in (1024 x 768), 9.7in (2048 x 1536), and a beastly 11.6in (1920 x 1080) respectively. Oh, and they’re all IPS.

Other shared Archos Platinum specs include quad-core CPUs at 1.2GHz, 2GB of RAM, mini-HDMI and microSD, and Jelly Bean (Android 4.1).

As it did when it unveiled the Titanium range, Archos has cheekily compared the new chaps to rival tablets.

The Archos 80 Platinum, for example, “compared to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is almost twice as fast”, while the Archos 97 Platinum HD’s resolution is “comparable to the Retina display found in the iPad, but 40% less expensive”.

The Archos 116 Platinum, however, is “unlike anything currently on the market”.

The release date for the Archos 80 Platinum and 97 Platinum HD is February (priced $199 and $299 respectively), while the Archos 116 Platinum will follow in April, priced $349.

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 15, 2013 at 16:26

11 inches? Yummy...

Pondlife  Feb. 15, 2013 at 16:45

About time too, hopefully will see others expand in size too

Jax32  Feb. 16, 2013 at 10:29

Any reason why the 11 inch is a lower res than the 9.7 inch. Pretty stupid decision.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 16, 2013 at 15:16

Any reason why the 11 inch is a lower res than the 9.7 inch. Pretty stupid decision.

You wouldn't expect a flawless consumer product, wouldcha? What should they advertise next?
Checked the Galaxy Note 10.1 recently?

Pondlife  Feb. 16, 2013 at 15:18

Keeping costs down or maybe just they couldn't source such a high res 11.6" screen.
Still seems interesting model and 1080p sounds fine to me.

Jax43  Feb. 16, 2013 at 22:38

What has the note 10.1 got to do with it? It seems rather silly to have an uber res device and release (at the same time!) a bigger screened device with a lower res. That to me, is pretty stupid.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 17, 2013 at 12:25

What has the note 10.1 got to do with it? It seems rather silly to have an uber res device and release (at the same time!) a bigger screened device with a lower res. That to me, is pretty stupid.

I was just reminding less informed folks that Archos have no patent on "stupid decisions" ;)

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