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!