Archos Unveils Gargantuan 13.3-Inch FamilyPad 2 Tablet at CES 2013

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We can think of a lot of attributes to go with 13-inch Android tablets (like humongous, outrageous, crazy), but “mainstream” is definitely not the first term that comes to mind in a word association game.

Still, Archos seems to have found a way to make these giants popular for the masses. Otherwise, why would the company hurry up and show off the FamilyPad 2 just a month after the official launch of the first-gen tab?

Well, we don’t think it would, so let’s see what makes this slate special. Portability is definitely out of the question, so maybe power? Maybe, seeing as the FamilyPad 2 comes with a 1.6 GHz ARM Cortex A9-based CPU, 1 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of storage.

The 1,280 x 800 pixels resolution panel is itself pretty decent, while the running of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is definitely a major upside. However, we’re expecting the price to be the biggest ace up FamilyPad 2’s sleeve, despite Archos being very mysterious on the topic at the moment. The first-gen device is around $275 in the States, so we’re guessing the second won’t go above the 300 bucks mark either. And that, my friends, is how you make a bizarre gadget mainstream!

Via [Liliputing]

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  • http://techtell James Anderson

    Another Android tablet maker worth a look at in 2013 is Ainol Electronics – which recently introduced a number of impressive, well-priced Android tablets and is also noted for winning Runner-Up for “Best Tablet of the Year” at CES/CNET 2012 —

    One of the first U.S. resellers to carry Ainol – Novo brand tablets is a site called TabletSprint — and this week the Novo 7 VENUS launched — a 7 inch tablet with a QUAD CORE processor for only $149 that takes on the Google Nexus 7 and other competitors for a lot less and offers a lot more — with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, a high resolution 1280×800 IPS screen, 16GB memory, a 4000 mAH battery, both front and rear camera (2 MP) , a MicroSD memory card slot for unlimited storage, Google Play with access to 400K+ Apps, a MicroUSB port for connection to printers and other electronic devices, HDMI – to view personal videos and to download movies and watch in full 1080p (HD) on to a large screen TV, WiFi, Ethernet, and an option for 3G/4G connection. It’s also a great gaming device with its high resolution screen and motion gaming sensor. The site TabletSprint also offers a 7″ Compact Case with built-in Keyboard ($22) which easily transforms a tablet into a mini-laptop–

    TabletSprint offers a few other brand new models with most launching in January, including the Novo 10 Hero – a Full-Size 10-inch tablet packed with impressive features for only $219–

    TabletSprint also includes $25 in quality Bonus Apps with all tablets available through their site…. And both these new models and a few others available through their site are certainly worth checking out and comparing to other major brands.