Tablets! Tablets everywhere! At least that is the sense that some of us have when we walk through the mad house that is known as CES, and this year, Archos has decided to lift the curtains on the Archos Titanium range of tablets which intend to offer their best-in-class competitors a run for their money.
Shared specifications among the Archos Titanium tablet range would include a High Definition IPS display capacitive multi-touch screen (of different sizes, depending on the model as you will find out further below), a dual-core 1.6GHz CPU that is ably assisted in terms of the graphics department by a quad-core GPU that also does 1080p video decoding without breaking a sweat, all of it tied together by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as the operating system of choice.
Without much further ado, let us check out just what Archos has in store, shall we? First off, the 7” Archos 70 Titanium which will be priced at 119€/$119/£99 (depending on the territory it is released in) will come with similar features found in competitors like Amazon, although you can clearly see it intends to start a price war.
As for the 8” Archos 80 Titanium, an attractive sticker price will be its greatest asset (169€/$169/£149), clearly have the likes of the iPad mini in its sights.
The larger 10.1” Archos 101 Titanium will clearly cost you more at 199€/$199/£169, but when you compare it to the rest of the competition in the 10.1” class segment, it ought to win out on price again (surprise, surprise) at a 30% discount compared to its peers, without compromising on build quality and hardware specifications.
Since all companies need a flagship device, it goes without saying that the 9.7” Archos 97 Titanium HD fills this role at Archos, as it carries a 2048 x 1536 resolution display which will clearly see the new iPad with Retina Display, and raise it 249€/$249/£199.
Do you think that such lower price points compared to competing devices in their respective classes would do the trick for Archos?