Archos is further expanding its line of tablet computing solutions by revamping its X10 tablet running Android into the recently announced Titanium line of Archos tablets. The new Platinum line will be the first tablets on the Android platform to feature true HD IPS display types that combine with the beefy performance of a Quad-Core CPU.
There are 3 new tablets in the Platinum line. Each features a distinguished aluminum design. At the bottom tier is the Archos 80 Platinum, an 8-inch slab that kicks out a 1024 x 768 resolution across its IPS screen. This device boasts speeds that are twice as fast as the popular Kindle Fire HD 8.9. The 80 Platinum has double the RAM and a rear-facing camera, for only a $199 and it’s available later this month.
Next up, the Archos 97 Platinum HD, which sells for $299, and has an amazing 2048 x 1536 display over its 9.7-inch IPS screen. Think iPad Retina display and you have a good idea of how crisp the resolution should be. However you can forget about the pricing Apple has for that iPad version. The 97 Platinum is available this month.
Finally is the higher-end Archos 116 Platinum. This one uses a wider 11.6-inch ISP screen, capable of 1080p display resolution, making the Archos 116 Platinum a very unique device in the tablet landscape. It will retail for $349 when it launches in April, later this year.
The entire Platinum line will each share the following specifications and features.
- High-Definition IPS display with capacitive multi-touch screen
- QUAD core CPU at 1.2 GHz with 8-core GPU, with 1080p video decoding
- 2 GB RAM
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- Full access to the 700,000 applications
- Archos Media Center applications
- Front and Back Cameras
- Mini-HDMI and Micro SD ports