Archos launched the 97 Carbon tablet for those in Europe a few weeks back, and well, as of today the Ice Cream Sandwich running tablet has come available here in the US. The tablet is selling direct with Archos and is regularly priced at $249.99. Notice the regularly comment there. You see, Archos is currently offering the tablet at a discount for an unspecified “limited time.” Those who make the purchase and use MAC45Z as a coupon code will see the price drop down to $229.99 with free shipping. Simply put, use the coupon code and get a $20 discount along with free shipping.
In terms of the tablet itself, as mentioned, the Archos 97 Carbon is running Android 4.0. And right along that line, the Archos 97 Carbon is a Google experience device which means you have Google Play available for your app (and music, movie, TV, magazines, ebooks and more) experience. The hardware features include a 9.7-inch (1024 x 768) IPS capacitive display, 1GHz ARM Cortex A9 processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, micro SD card slot, HDMI, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, a full-sized USB port, 0.3 megapixel front facing camera and a 2 megapixel rear facing camera.