While it may lack the stylish sophistication of Apple products under the hood, it’s hard to beat the $169 price tag on the Archos 80 Titanium tablet rolled out at CES this year.
The 80 Titanium features Android 4.1 Jelly Bean riding on a dual core 1.6 GHz central processor, backed up by a quad core graphics processor and 1 GB of RAM. The stylish 8 inch aluminum tablet has front and back cameras and a high definition IPS capacitive touch display supported by 1080 video decoding.
Inside the trim tablet packs 8 GB of internal storage with a microSD expansion slot along with micro-USB and mini-HDMI ports.
Besides the 80, Archos will be fielding the 101 Titanium with a 10.1 inch screen with comparable features.
While the 80 Titanium is a nifty tablet at a great price a lot will depend on whether the function supports the form. One of the early comments was that it feels sluggish, which is a real handicap in a hardware space where speed rules. We’ll see if Archos can amp up the responsiveness on the production models which would make these little gems a home run.
Available in March.