France based Archos is mainly known for its expansive range of Google Android based tablets. Not to be outdone by rising competition in the Windows Slate front, the company announced they were soon releasing a new Windows 7 based Tablet PC. Although this tablet was first introduced a long time ago, it is only just now about to enter the market.
This new device is going to be called the Archos 9 PC Tablet and features a 8.9 inch resistive color touch screen display with a resolution of 1024×600 pixels. It has a 1.2 GHZ Intel Atom processor, 1 GB of RAM, and a great 32 GB solid state drive. The inclusion of solid state technology is a great addition in windows slates because of the faster load time.
When looking at the device we notice a USB Port, a 1.3 MP webcam, bluetooth, and WIFI to connect to the internet. It also looks like it has a built in ethernet port for physical connections. Battery life is said to be at around only5 hours, but on the upside it will be able to handle Adobe Flash.
Archos is claiming that this new tablet will do a full 1080p for video capabilities and you will be able to listen to the audio via the stereo speakers. If you want to keep things quiet, you can use the 3.5 mm headphone jack.
There is no official release date yet, but the pricing was announced today at $429.99
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