April 17, 2014

Archos G10 xs series ready to compete on price and hardware

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This week marks the soft debut of the G10 xs series, a new line of Android tablets from Archos. Although the hard details have yet to surface, we’re hearing that these will be ultra-thin designs at 7.6mm thin, offer a keyboard dock, and  could feature the new 1.8GHz TI OMAP processors. Expected to launch later in 2012 the G10 xs line will be available in three display sizes and come with the low pricing we’ve become accustomed to seeing from Archos.

Pricing for the new Archos G10 xs series is expected to be:

  • 7-inch display – 129 Euros (~$170 US)
  • 8-inch display – 149 Euros (~$200 US)
  • 10-inch display – 199 Euros (~$260 US)

I’ve really enjoyed watching Archos evolve over the last few models of Android tablet and certainly look forward to seeing the new line. In an era where people are turning to Amazon and Barnes & Noble for $200 tablets, Archos could emerge as a bigger player in 2012. Not only do they have the right price point but they’ve proven that they can go sexy with the hardware. Toss in the full-on support for Google services and applications and the G10 xs is one to watch.

And as if all of this doesn’t sound good enough on its own, consider the teaser video that Archos has released. It’s not long and it’s obscured in shadows but we definitely see the hints of the keyboard dock. Is the G10 xs going to be a low-cost alternative to the Transformer Prime? We’ll find out before too long.

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