Tablet market is increasing at a high speed. Mostly every day one new tablet comes into the market from different manufacturers. Recently French tablet maker, Archos has launched its brand new tablet called Archos 97 Carbon. The company not only launched a new tablet but also a new tablet series, Elements. Archos 97 Carbon is the first tablet of this series. This budget friendly tablet is powered by Google’s latest Android OS, 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and has a stylish aluminum finish instead of plastic. It will be a great competitor of recently launched Google Nexus 7. Archos 97 Carbon will hit the US and UK market in July, 2012 with a price ranging from $229.99 to $249.99.
Archos 97 Carbon comes with 9.7 inch IPS Multi-Touch display with a resolution of 1024 x 768P. The tablet weighs 620 g and measures 239 x 184 x 11.5mm. It features 2 cameras: front and rear. The front facing camera is of 0.3 megapixel and rear camera is of 2-megapixel. It is powered by 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor along with 1GB of RAM. The device has 16GB built-in storage, which is expandable up to 32GB through a microSD card. Users are able to connect the tablet with their HDTV, thanks to mini-HDMI port.
It sports Lithium Polymer battery, which delivers 8 hours of video playback time and 20 hours of music playback time. It is a Google Certified device so users can access all the Google Android apps as well as the Google Play store. It comes preloaded with a demo of World of Goo, OfficeSuite Viewer app and News Republic and Brief Me app. Other features of the tablet are Flash 11 support, a USB 2.0 slot, 3.5mm Audio Jack, 802.11b/n/g Wi-Fi, 2 built-in speakers and a mini HDMI output. The company will expand its Elements series of the tablets with 7-inch and 8-inch tablets.