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This 9.7-Inch Ice Cream Sandwich Tablet is Only $249.99(!)

Authored by: Steven Blum — Jul 6, 2012

Today in steals, Archos has unveiled a new tablet called the 97 Carbon – and its greatest selling point is undoubtedly its price. While we wait for the Nexus 7 tablet to arrive, this one beats its screen by 3 inches plus it's got double the internal memory at 16GB. As we all know, the more competition, the lower the prices, and this may just be the beginning of a number of low-priced Android tablets that'll end up going head-to-head with the Nexus 7.

The rest of the specs aren't bad either – Android 4.0, a 1024x768 display, 1GHz ARM processor and 1GB of RAM. No one's going to be hyperventilating over those numbers, but, um, ....the tablet is just $249.99!

That said, that screen doesn't sound so hot, AND a number of folks have complained about past Archos screens not being up-to-snuff. You'll definitely want to check out one of these babies in real life before committing.

Source: The Verge

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.

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