CES 2013: Archos reveals four Titanium tablets, looks to take on iPad and iPad mini

CES 2013: Archos reveals four Titanium tablets, looks to take on iPad and iPad miniAround six months ago, we took a look at the first in Archos’ range of ‘Elements’ tablets, which are aimed at "combining performance and affordability in a Google certified tablet".

Over at CES, Archos has thrown four more into the fold, namely the Archos 70 Titanium, Archos 80 Titanium, Archos 97 Titanium HD and Archos 101 Titanium. Phew.

Dividing those numbers by 10 yields the display sizes, so you’re looking at 7in, 8in, 9.7in and 10.1in respectively.

Shared Archos Titanium specs include a "high definition" IPS display, dual-core processor at 1.6GHz, quad-core GPU, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and – surprise, surprise – full access to Google Play (somewhat of a rarity for Archos).

The Archos 70 Titanium will sell for £99, and “offers similar features to competitors such as Amazon, at a better price point.”

The Archos 80 Titanium will set you back £149, and “has been designed to offer similar user experience as the iPad mini, for a fraction of the price.”

At £199, the Archos 97 Titanium HD is the most expensive of the bunch. With a resolution of 2048 x 1536, it “aims to be an alternative to the new iPad for half the price.”

Finally, the biggest chap, the Archos 101 Titanium is priced at £169, which Archos reckons is “around 30 per cent cheaper than competition with comparable features.”

No specific word on release dates for these bad boys, but we'll let you know just as soon as we find out.

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Stelph  Jan. 11, 2013 at 13:09

Not bad, tho over xmas their Cobat 8" tablet was priced at a firesale level price of £49 in tescos, gutted I missed one at that price

mrew42  Jan. 11, 2013 at 13:14

Access to google's play hasn't been a rarity since they started sticking Honeycomb and above on their Tabs. Gingerbread and below was never going to get google's sanction to include it.

Pondlife  Jan. 11, 2013 at 16:02

Not bad, tho over xmas their Cobat 8" tablet was priced at a firesale level price of £49 in tescos, gutted I missed one at that price

Yeah me too.

Archos's Arnova branding was slower to Google Play than the ones under their own name. Thought the N7 might have been the death of them so nice to see them hanging in there for now.

Stelph  Jan. 11, 2013 at 16:24

Not bad, tho over xmas their Cobat 8" tablet was priced at a firesale level price of £49 in tescos, gutted I missed one at that price

Yeah me too.

Archos's Arnova branding was slower to Google Play than the ones under their own name. Thought the N7 might have been the death of them so nice to see them hanging in there for now.


Archos were traditionally more about the media (video/movie) consumption than general "tablet" features in a tablet, this could actually keep them in good stead as as long as the Nexus 7 stays away from HDMI out and microSD and Archos keeps the pricing aggressive then I can still see a market for them along with the Kindle and Nook ranges of tablets (i.e. maybe not cutting edge but better for someone looking for a more specialised tablet to use around the home/plugged into the TV).

Pondlife  Jan. 11, 2013 at 16:44

Well their low end ones haven't had hdmi either though and depends how aggressive they can afford to be in the long run

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