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Archos, the undisputed champion of budget tablets with high-end specs, is back at it again with its new line of Platinum devices. This series contains three different tablets with similar specs: 8-inch, 9.7-inch, and 11.6-inch models.

Each of the three devices features a "high definition IPS display" (though each has a unique screen resolution), a 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 8-core GPU, 2GB RAM, miniHDMI, microSD card slot, dual cameras, and Android 4.1.

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As mentioned above, the three devices are only different in screen size and resolution:

And, like with other Archos products, these devices are priced to move, with the 80 coming in at $199, the 97 for $299, and the 116 going for a very reasonable $349. While the latter won't be available until April of this year, the 80 and 97 are all set to go on sale sometime this month.

ARCHOS Introduces the New Platinum Range

The Platinum tablets are amongst the first Android tablets to offer a super high resolution IPS screen combined with the performance of a Quad-Core CPU

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ARCHOS, an award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, introduces the Platinum range, a new line of tablets that feature a sleek aluminum design combined with the best high-definition IPS displays, quad-core processors and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. There will be three tablets in the range including an 8-inch, 9.7-inch and 11.6-inch, all of which deliver true vivid colors, sharper text and amazingly fast performance.

The entire Platinum range will all share the following 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

The ARCHOS 80 Platinum, an 8” tablet, features a 1024x768 resolution IPS screen and when compared to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 it is almost twice as fast, has double the RAM and has a back camera for a fraction of the cost. The 80 Platinum will be available in February for $199.

The ARCHOS 97 Platinum HD, a 9.7” tablet, features a stunning 2048x1536 resolution IPS screen, which is comparable to the Retina display found in the iPad, but is 40% less expensive. The 97 Platinum HD will be available in February for $299.

The ARCHOS 116 Platinum, an 11.6” tablet, features a 1920x1080 resolution IPS screen, unlike anything currently on the market. The 116 Platinum

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://www.williamint.com William Aleman

    I hope AP makes a review of these tablets.

  • itznfb

    The Titanium line isn't even available yet. When are we going to see these for sale? Sometime in 2014?

    • PINJ

      Nope. This Year.

  • Bleakvision

    Looks like they struck a deal with Sharp or LG, two of these sport iPad displays.

  • itznfb

    I don't see a HDMI port listed on their site.... also at this thickness and no front facing speakers it's worth the extra $100 for the N10.

    • ericl5112

      For me, the resolution is the only incentive I'd need to get the N10.

    • PINJ

      Noperrroo. It Is Not.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000003999549 Mike Harris

    I was kind of excite about the 11.6" screen until I saw that the display is only 1920x1080 (or 1920x1200; the spec in the article conflicts with the one in the article). Not excited, like I'm going to get rid of my N10 for it, but excited that someone's finally making larger sizes. But that resolution is nothing compared to the N10's 2560 x 1600 resolution.

  • http://twitter.com/Bateluer Robert Boluyt

    What quad core CPU?

    • itznfb

      Cortex A9 most likely.

      • http://profiles.google.com/jonbethea Jonathan Bethea

        boo

      • http://www.facebook.com/zamotcr Michael Zamot

        A7

        • itznfb

          Well that sucks.

    • http://www.facebook.com/zamotcr Michael Zamot

      A7 Allwinner A31

  • Trung Dinh

    You state "116 Platinum: 11.6-inch 1920x1200 display" but the official press release states

    "The ARCHOS 116 Platinum, an 11.6” tablet, features a 1920x1080 resolution IPS screen, unlike anything currently on the market." Just thought I'd let you know :P

    • wade

      1920x1200 makes more sense, as it's 16:9.

      • ericl5112

        1920*1080 is 16:9, 1920*1200 is 16:10.

  • dm

    quad-core 1.2GHz and 8-core gpu, by the sounds of it it's using Allwinner A31 SoC, that's very popular in china tablet scene.
    it's quad core of lowly A7, and that 8 core gpu, is mere powervrsgx 544 mp2, like in A5.

    Display with iPad retina res is common/nothing new in china tablet scene.

    • PINJ

      Cant Be. Cant Be. Aaaaand... Cant Be.

  • PINJ

    It Cannot Be An 8 Core GPU. If It IS Then Its A Mali 450MP8.... Which ISNT Licensed By Rokship... The Mali 400MP4 HOWEVER Is And It Does NOT Come In An 8 Core Variant. Theres Some Mistake There Dude.

    • http://www.facebook.com/zamotcr Michael Zamot

      It's a Powervrsgx, not Mali!

  • Elias

    Come on Google, n10 for $300!

  • MarylandUSA

    "features a 1920x1080 resolution IPS screen, unlike anything currently on the marketunlike anything on the market"
    Except the Voyo A15 and T1114 Maximus XL. They, too, use a 11.6-inch 1920x1080 IPS display.
    Moreover, the Ramos i12, available this month (March 2014), will up the ante to 11.6 inch, 1920x1200 (16:10), for less than $350.