The Archos 97 Carbon Tablet Now Available for $250


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Jan 5, 2011

Archos just launched their newest tablet called the 97 Carbon. The tablet has some decent specs especially for a 10-inch tab, and a price tag of only $249.99. It actually compares fairly favorably against the Nexus 7, since it is a 10-inch tablet with 16GB of storage at the same price point as the 16GB Nexus 7. Unfortunately the obvious exceptions are that the Nexus 7 has Jelly Bean, whereas this tablet still comes with ICS, and the 97 Carbon only has a single-core processor. It is posible that it may get an upgrade to Jelly Bean in the future, but there has been no official statement regarding this, so we can't count on it. The Archos 97 Carbon comes with the following specs:
  • 1 GHz single core ARM Cortex A8 CPU
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 16 GB Storage
  • microSD card slot as well
  • 9.7 inch IPS display having a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Android 4.0 ICS
  • USB port
  • Access to the Google Play Store.
What do you guys think? Does this look like a good bargain for a 10-inch tablet?

Source: Archos