Archos 97 carbon tablet, the first 9.7 inch Android device in Elements line up has release and will be available in this month at affordable price. Unlike the other competitor on it’s class, the Archos 97 designed from sleek and slim brushed aluminum casing rather than plastic casing that can found on the sub $250 Android tablet. Measuring 239 x 184 x 11.5mm with weighs around at 620g, this models is heavier and thicker than Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 which has dimensions in 247 x 185.3 x 8.9 mm with weigh only at 580 g, but it can you grab with the lower price at $249.99 in US or around at £ 219,99 in UK.
Running on Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as the operating system, the 97 carbon tablet also has full Google certification, so you’ll get 5GB of free cloud storage on Googloe Drive, and download over than 600 000 apps, movies, books, magazines, games on Google Play™ store and Google Android apps support, such as YouTube, GMail, Google Talk, Google Picassa and much more. Like Google Nexus 7 tablet, this device also pre-installed with OfficeSuite Viewer, News Republic and Brief Me.
New Archos Element series will be powered by an ARM Cortex A8 processor which has base clock speed of 1 GHz, coupled with onboard 1GB of DDR2 RAM, 16GB Flash memory for internal storage that can be expanded up to 32GB via the microSD slot (supporting SDHC cards) and sports 9.7 inch Capacitive Touch Screen IPS display offers 16 million colors, support 720p video content and maximum internal resolutions at 1024 x 768 pixel delivers great experience for web brosing, streaming video and social networks tasking. It also supports up to five simultaneous touch points.
It also has dual camera, the 2.0 mega pixel camera on the back for capture photos and video recording and VGA camera on the front with internal microphone for video chats. If you want to enjoy the multimedia content with your friends or family, you can connect onto biigger HDTV via micro HDMI port (cable sold separately). Like other ICS tablet, Archos 97 carbon features two built-in speakers, G-sensor, multi audio files suppot (MP3, WAV, APE, OGG, FLAC), images format (JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG) and video playback at H.264 and MPEG-4 formats.
Other specs are 3.5 mm headphone jack, Micro SD slot compatible up to 32 GB, USB 2.0 interface, Micro USB slave 2.0, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n) for web browsing and shipped with Lithium Polymer battery that promised will gives up to 20 hours ob battery usage when you playing music or up to 8 hours of video playback on full charge. Unfortunatelly, it’s lacks GPS sensor and NFC, but if you compared Archos 97 carbon tablet with other device on it’s class, it’s great 9.7 inch tablet with good multimedia features.
Updated : Archos 97 Carbon has appear in the US and the UK with price tag around at $249.99 in the US and around at £229.99 in UK market. If you need a multimedia tablet but have limited budget, you can grab now directly through the Archos online store