Archos 70b can be yours for two Benjamins


If you are in the market for a new tablet that will not break the bank, I am quite sure that Archos’ latest release is right up up your alley – after all, you need not pay more than $200 for an Android 3.2 Honeycomb powered tablet, making it the cheapest tablet in its class that runs on that particular version of the operating system. The latest release is known as the Archos 70b Internet tablet, and just in case it looks really familiar to those of you who are tablet fans, that is because this is but an enhanced version of the Archos 70 IT Gen 8 model, boasting an upgraded capacitive touch screen display alongside a beefier processor which has a speed rating of 1.2GHz, making it more than suitable for just about your everyday tablet needs, and more.

What makes the Archos 70b Internet tablet special would be the fact that it runs the latest Android 3.2 Honeycomb operating system that is tablet-centric, delivering Google’s entire suite of mobile applications with Android Market, so that you are able to gain access to more than 300,000 applications including games, books, social media and news.

Slim and lighteright, Honeycomb will deliver faster and smoother transitions between different applications, as well as introduce a more intuitive navigation to and from home screens. Not only that, Archos claims that this particular model will deliver the be able to deliver the best performances where portability is concerned, immediate internet access, multimedia, apps and affordability. As for the display which has been improved that we talked about earlier? You are looking (and touching) at a higher resolution capacitive screen of 1024 x 600 pixels, delivering vibrant colors and crisp clarity, not to mention a doubling of RAM amount to 512MB for a smoother Web experience and more efficient multi-tasking.

Not only that, there is also a built-in 3D graphics accelerator and Wi-Fi connectivity, not to mention pre-loaded with a full pack of connected apps including as a web browser and email application, HDMI output and a microSD memory card slot for expansion purposes just in case the built-in 8GB of internal memory is not enough. Too bad this puppy isn’t available in time for Christmas, as it will arrive only in January for $199 a pop.

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