Archos looks to periodic table for 97 Carbon inspiration


When it comes to the world of tablets, they are dime a dozen. Apple’s iPad can be “calculated” in generations, but in the highly fragmented world of Android, you know that tons of manufacturers do their utmost best to release what they deem to be the best Android-powered tablet. I cannot blame them though, as this market does seem to be an extremely lucrative one, and Archos is one of the players here. The latest range from Archos would be a member of the Elements line, and the first member of the family would be the 97 Carbon.

To cut the long story short, the Archos 97 Carbon is said to deliver the “latest mobile technology” (we will see about that) with a new slim and light design. Hopefully it will be slightly different from the competition, otherwise it is like the same burger under different packaging. Let us check out the Archos 97 Carbon in the extended post.

The Archos 97 Carbon will be part of the Elements family as mentioned earlier, which in turn is entry-level line up of 7, 8, and 9.7-inch tablets which merges Archos design and engineering alongside unrestricted access to Google Play, not to mention a full suite of Google apps without breaking the bank.

Coming in an elegant aluminum finish, the Archos 97 Carbon tips the scales at a surprisingly lightweight 21.8 ounces, where it will measure 0.45” thick. Your eyes will be treated to a sharp and clear IPS multi-touch screen that is said to deliver amazing vivid colors and impressive wide viewing angles. A 1GHz processor runs proceedings from underneath the hood, in addition to 1GB RAM and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as the operating system version of choice. No idea on whether it will get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in the near future, but we shall wait and see.

The Archos 97 Carbon will be available Stateside from this month onwards at $249.99 a pop – not too shabby, don’t you think so?

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