Archos makes its name on low-cost niche products, and it doesn't get nichier than the newly announced ArcBook. It's a 10.1-inch Android notebook that you'll be able to buy next month. The ArcBook doesn't have amazing specs, but it's going to sell for just $169.99.


Here are the main speeds and feeds. Brace yourself for meh.

  • CPU/GPU: RK3168 Dual-Core ARM Cortex™ A9 @ 1.2 GHz
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Screen: 10.1” capacitive multitouch 1024x600
  • Battery: Internal: Lithium Polymer 8000 mAh
  • Storage: 8GB
  • OS: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

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So, pretty uninspiring hardware, but there's a full keyboard attached. There just aren't a lot of choices in this form factor, if that's what you're into. If you do drop the cash on the ArcBook, expect it to stay on Android 4.2 indefinitely. It does have the full complement of Google services, and comes with OfficeSuite Pro 6 preinstalled.