Archos Elements line of entry-level tablets

By Hannah Braime,

Electronics firm Archos has added a new member to the tablet club as they release the Archos 97 Carbon this month.

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The model is the first in a range called “Elements”. Designed as an entry-level device, the tablets are affordable, stylish and portable. The 97 Carbon is available in three different sizes: 7, 8 and 9.7 inches. Each tablet has full access to Google Play and comes pre-loaded with a full suite of Google apps, including Office Suite Viewer, which lets you view office documents on the go.

“We wanted to introduce a new series that not only combines affordability with a new slim design, but features the best that Google has to offer. With the ELEMENTS series we have done just that. It’s the perfect balance of hardware, software optimization and content through the Google Play ecosystem.”

Henri Crohas, ARCHOS Founder and CEO

Features and Specifications

Weighing in at only 618 grams, with a thickness of just 11.4mm and a premium aluminum finish, the Archos 97 Carbon is designed for ease of use. Front and back cameras give users the flexibility to take photos and make video calls.

The Archos 97 Carbon is powered with a 1GHz processor and comes with 1GB of RAM. With a 5x iPS multi-touch screen, users get wide viewing angles and a sharp, vivid picture. The device comes with 16GB of internal flash memory, which users can increase using the microSD slot, or via a USB flash drive.

Software

Running on Ice Cream Sandwich, the 97 Carbon comes with the latest Android operating system. Using Google Play, users can access over 600,000 apps and games, the world’s largest collection of eBooks, and thousands of movies, directly through the device. Users also get up to 5GB of storage for free with Google’s cloud storage service, Google Drive.

As well as Office Suite Viewer, the device comes with popular puzzle game World of Goo, News Republic, and personal organizer Brief Me, which manages users’ world news and customised social media feeds.

The Archos 97 Carbon is available in July and has an RRP of £219.99.