Archos has launched its new Platinum series of tablet devices which aim to strike the perfect balance between affordability, performance, and style (not to mention a stunning high resolution display as well). To be available in 8 inch, 9.7 inch, and 11.6 inch display size options, the tablets pack a punch, featuring a 1.2 Ghz quad core CPU mated to a 2 GB RAM, along with an 8 core GPU that is able to decode 1080p video. All the tablets run Android Jelly Bean and enjoy access to the Archos Media Center app.
The Archos 80 Platinum is the smallest of the trio with an 8 inch 1024 x 768 pixel display. It also is the cheapest at just $199 among the three.
Up next is the Archos 97 Platinum, which offers a 9.7 inch display that packs in 2048 x 1536 pixels, exactly the same as can be seen on the iPad 4. The Archos offering is a lot cheap though, priced as it is at just $299.
The range topper is the Archos 116 Platinum with 11.6 inch of screen real estate, but accommodates 1920 x 1080 pixels. That is sharp enough while being priced quite affordably at $349. The tablet is set for a world debut in April, though its two smaller siblings – Archos 80 and 97 – are available from the end of February.
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