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.


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