After making headlines several times in January and February by unveiling of a good dozen new tablets, Archos is finally putting them up for grabs in U.S., stores one by one. The 80 and 97 Titanium are available from J&R already, being due out on other online retailers in the next couple of weeks or so.
As you might remember from a couple of months back, the 97 is the shiniest star of the Titanium family, being also the most expensive. Available for $249, the big guy has the biggest selling point in the really nice 9.7-inch 2,048 x 1,536 pixels resolution IPS panel.
But the tab is not only screen and it also packs a dual-core 1.6 GHz CPU, a quad-core GPU, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of on-board storage, microSD support and dual 5 MP/2 MP cameras. Bottom line, the bang for the buck factor here is obvious from a mile away.
As for the 80 Titanium, that’s basically as good-looking and powerful as its bigger brother, but it sports a much less spectacular display – only an 8-inch 1,024 x 768 pix res unit. Bummer, we know, but at $169 this too has a nice quality-price ratio.
The Titanium line includes two other gadgets, the 101 and 70, expected in the States soon for $199 and $119 respectively.