Archos Gen10 XS tablet


There are so many tablets running around these days, that it can get quite hard to keep track of them – especially when you are referring to those which run off the Android operating system. Well boys and girls, here is some bit of news for you – the Archos Gen10 XS tablet is the latest device to arrive from Archos’ stables, and it is their flagship model which is said to deliver extremely fast web browsing capability, coming in an extra slim design, not to mention sporting a unique magnetic Coverboard for protection (smells like the iPad cover, no?), docking and easy typing.

As the main event of the Gen10 XS tablet line, the Archos 101 XS will come in a generous 10.1” form factor, but despite the seemingly large screen size, do not be perturbed – it will tip the scales at a mere 21 ounces, while measuring 0.31 of an inch thin, making this one of the first few ultra slim Android-powered tablets to hit the market sometime in the middle of September onwards, with a couple more tablets to arrive from Archos later this year – namely, the Archos 97 XS and Archos 80 XS.

Let us take a closer look at the self-proclaimed innovative Coverboard, where it is touted to be a “unique magnetic keyboard conceived for each tablet model that will offer protection, a kickstand, docking and easy typing”. Good to know the Coverboard comes as a standard accessory with each tablet purchase. Not only that, the whole Gen10 XS line is Google certified, running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich while giving users full access to Google Play. Fret not, there is an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update coming your way in the fourth quarter of the year.

The presence of a chiclet-style QWERTY keyboard makes it a snap to type, and other hardware specifications include a 1.5GHz smart multi-core processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB of internal memory, a microSD memory card slot, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, Google Maps with Street View and Navigation, Google Drive with 5GB of free cloud storage, and a slew of accessories to get you started. Any takers for this $399.99 tablet when it arrives later this year?

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