Archos Unveils 80 Xenon, A $200 Tablet with 3G, Quad-Core Power and Android Jelly Bean

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archos-80-xenonArchos has been known for making very solid and cheap Android-based tablets for a couple of years now, but even by these high standards the French are making great strides of late. We’ve seen a number of budget-conscious and fairly decent Archos tabs get introduced in the past few months and now you can add a new name to the list – the 80 Xenon.

Set to make its European debut come June, the 8-incher will cost a mere $199.99 and come with 3G connectivity standard. That’s not the only strong selling point of the thing though, with a quad-core CPU hiding under the hood.

True, this is not the zippiest around, being a slightly dated Snapdragon S4 unit clocked at 1.2 GHz, but it is going to be aided by an Adreno 203 GPU and 1 GB of RAM, meaning it will likely do a decent job in gaming, browsing and multitasking.

The 8-inch IPS screen is likewise decent, but not impressive, boasting a 1,024 x 768 pixels resolution, while on the software front you should be happy to hear you’re going to get an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean experience very close to stock, with full Google Play access.

By far, the biggest flaw of the 80 Xenon is the modest on-board storage (just 4 gigs), but at least there’s microSD support. And even dual cameras. Finally, it has to be said the 8-incher is not the thinnest, lightest or most elegant tablet in the world, but for a $200 gadget it looks to have a decent build quality.


<Source: The Droid Guy>

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  • http://tell Steve Smith

    Another Android tablet with 3G HSPA+ and most of the same features as above that’s worth reviewing is the new Ramos X10 Pro Mini-3G… priced at $210 through a site called Tablet Sprint — however, the new Ramos model offers a few key advantages, including 16GB Memory and two high quality cameras – a 2 MegaPixel Webcam and 5 MegaPixel rear camera with autofocus. The Ramos X10 Pro Mini also features one of the newest Quad-core processors with excellent graphics (MT8389 A7 1.2 GHZ / PowerVR SGX544 MP2 GPU) 1GB DDR3, along with built in GPS that works great with use of the new Google Maps App; and also features Bluetooth, WiFi, MicroSD, a 4200 mAh Battery with 6+ hours of use, and HDMI. Internet connection other than WiFi is the biggest advantage to 3G capable devices, and the Ramos tablet provides both internet and telephone calling through any GSM carrier, including AT&T and T-Mobile in the U.S — the online site Tablet Sprint also features other new Android tablets worth reviewing that launch in the next few weeks–

  • coryhart1k

    Also consider the brand new Icoo 7GS – 3G — with an HD Screen… with one of the first sites it’s available through is called T ablet Sprint — this brand new 7-Inch Android tablet compares to the current $300 Nexus 7 3G edition, with most of the same features, but sells for about $200 — and offers a Quad Core processor, WiFi, an 1280X800 IPS screen, Bluetooth, Google Play store installed, and 3G HSPA+ with internet and phone call connection through any GSM network wireless carrier, including AT&T and T-Mobile — certainly worth checking out.