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ARCHOS Introduces Affordable Titanium Line of “Top Tier” Tablets

Archos Titanium

When we crashed the ARCHOS booth at CES to check out their new GamePad, they also showed us their new lineup of Titanium tablets, which actually offered some decent specs on top of good looking hardware. Although, at CES, when you are surrounded by a million other Android tablets, it’s hard for some to stand out and actually impress a skeptic. 

There are four tablets in the line, each featuring an HD IPS display, a dual-core 1.6GHz processor coupled with quad-core GPU, Android 4.1, and of course, it’s Google certified. They have a 7″, 8″, 10.1″, and a 9.7″ variant, each set at an amazingly competitive price.

For pricing and further details, check the presser down below.

ARCHOS Introduces the New TITANIUM Line at CES 

CES, Las Vegas – January 10, 2013 – ARCHOS, an award-winning innovator in consumer electronics introduces the Titanium line in its Elements range of tablets.

This range offers high-end specifications at an aggressive price and all tablets will feature:

  • High Definition IPS display capacitive multi-touch screen
  • Dual core CPU at 1.6 GHz with Quad core GPU, with 1080p video decoding
  • Sleek aluminum design
  • Android 4.1 ‘Jelly Bean’ with the 700,000 applications on Google Play and the Archos Media Center applications

The ARCHOS 70 titanium (7 inches), priced at 119€, $119, £99 offers similar features to competitors such as Amazon, at a better price point.

The ARCHOS 80 titanium (8 inches), priced at 169€, $169, £149 has been designed to offer similar user experience as the iPad mini, for a fraction of the price.

The ARCHOS 101 titanium (10.1 inches), priced at 199€, $199, £169, is around 30 per cent cheaper than competition with comparable features.

The ARCHOS 97 titanium HD (9.7 inches), with a resolution up to 2048 x 1536 pixels is priced at 249€, $249 and £199, and aims to be an alternative to the new iPad for half the price.

  • Charles Bond

    Are the quotes around “Top Tier” being sarcastic, or is this actually supposed to be a quality device? I am a bit skeptical given my experience with Archos. I am willing to have my opinion changed though if they have done a significantly better job this time than in the past.

  • LP

    def interested in the 8 or 9 inch (i wish more companies would make these sizes), 7 inches is too small to appreciate and 10 inches is too bulky for me….zing.

  • jaybar

    and here comes apple’s lawyers…

  • Nicholassss

    i dig the 8″

    • suzook

      I will def be getting the 9.7 titanium….I actually like that format on a tablet….web browsing and such is better IMO.

  • strider_mt2k

    Will these be any less painful to own or support than previous models?

  • gimme 32gb and expandable memory and im sold

  • Rockchip 3066? That is 1.6ghz and has quad core mali 400.

  • Chris Hollenbeck

    Your math might be off, or I’m making an ass out of myself.
    119€ – $157.31
    169€ – $223.40
    199€ – $263.06
    249€ – $329.15

    • JoshGroff

      Just checked the currency converter, you’re right.

    • not…sure..if trolling…

      • Chris Hollenbeck

        Just assisting for the good of the cause.

    • One can’t just directly convert prices from euros to dollars. It doesn’t work like that.

    • Spongehead

      I think the prices given are from the Archos release. The EU price includes a 20% VAT whereas the U.S. prices are before any local or state sales taxes are added.

  • Jason Purp

    Why must all “affordable” tablets be so ugly, besides the Nexus? Does it cost money just to make it look elegant?

  • br_hermon

    I’m actually pretty impressed with what I’ve heard of this new line of tablets so far. Almost tempting enough to look into buying one. Anybody think Google will try to partner with them to release one, or more, of these as the next Nexus?

  • barrmy

    has archos improved lately with their firmware updates? i got burnt several years ago with flaky, laggy firmware and they never updated the device after release..

    • jho5

      I second that – I have one of their tablets from a few years ago that’s basically stuck on 2.2 despite having specs to support, at a minimum of 2.3. They basically released it, then dropped support entirely when they released their next version.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    oh Archos. Haven’t bought something from you guys since my 4.3inch 604 Wifi. With resistive touch screen. Those were the days!

    • Sirx

      Resistive touch screen?! Whoa there, grandpa 😛

    • Sporttster

      Pffft, I haven’t used a Archos product since way back with their Archos Jukeboxes. What was that, mid 90’s? Don’t even remember anymore. Think I might have the thing somewhere. Blue corner bumpers, think it was a 20 or 30g small HD inside. Really used the heck out of it. These were the Napster days I believe. I had Rockbox on it, a outside firmware update, really made it useful.

      • ShiggityX2

        Haha I had a 20gb jukebox, I think it was 2000 or 2001.

  • J. Gilbertson

    For that price point I want to know what kind of quality the hardware is that they’re using. If it’s cheap will it break easier/faster? Say it’s made from durable components, are the specs really as good as the spec sheet looks? We’ve learned our lesson from the Asus Transformer Prime. Specs like the I/O buffer typically get overlooked for storage and ram. I/Os can be a serious bottleneck for android on any device if your buffer isn’t wide enough.

  • itznfb

    Has anyone down at CES been able to do a hands on with these tablets? I’m wondering how the UI fluidity is and App speeds/Browsing speeds. Does it feel like a premium tablet or can you tell it’s price just by using it?

  • Interesting that storage isn’t mentioned at all on this PR. Would love to know what they have. Is it expandable? Why 4.1 instead of 4.2? That to me suggests it isn’t stock Android, which is a shame. Otherwise great price points, and decent specs.

  • r0lct

    No skin and I might be in.

    • Looks stock to me.

    • itznfb

      They are like Asus. Basically a vanilla Android with a few custom apps and tweaks.

      • Yeah except asus is better in all ways. They provide a unlocking tool and lets not forget released something good.

        • itznfb

          meh. With the number of issues in their Transformer series and their lack of customer support that’s debatable.

    • Mode3fan

      Said the British guy about the hot American babe…..

  • e_droid

    If they don’t include expandable storage (SD slot), I’ll still get a Nexus tablet.

    • itznfb

      I’d love to see a comparison of the 97 HD and the Nexus 10.

  • Jake

    9 inch costs more that 10 inch? typo?

    • I don’t think so. The key here and it’s weird it appears the 9 inch has a higher resolution?

    • Different ratio and screen area probably affecting price

    • r0lct

      9 inch is higher resolution