Archos has announced up three new tablets in its budget-conscious lineup. However, given the French company’s history of producing relatively cheap Android tablets, the new Neon range of tablets aren’t expected to break the bank either. The three tablets, the 90 Neon, 97 Neon, and 101 Neon come with 9 inch, 9.7 inch and 10.1 inch display. Among the similar aspects of the three Neon tablet versions, they are all powered by quad core chips clocking at 1.4 Ghz mated to 1 GB RAM and 8 GB of storage. Thankfully, there is a micro SD card on all three versions that run Android 4.2 and have official access to the Google Play Store.
However, the display can be a cause for concern, with the Neon 90 coming with a 800 x 480 pixel display. This can look quite pixelated even in a 4 inch smartphone, which means paltry visuals on a 9 inch tablet. The 9.7 inch Neon 97 offers a slightly better 1024 X 768 pixel display, while the top of the line Neon 101 offers a 1024 X 600 pixel display. The tablets aren’t light, as they weigh anywhere between 1 and 1.5 pounds for the Neon 90 to the Neon 101.
What remains to be seen is how much the tablets will cost when these hit streets.
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