Archos tends to be rather low key in the marketplace, but they sell a wide range of devices, mostly tablets and touchscreen media players. They even have their very own e-reader, but quite honestly, you’re much better off with buying a low end Kindle.
Anyways, as part of their 10 inch line of tablets, Archos has launched the 101 XS which seems to feature some decent specs and is currently available in the UK for £299.99 online. The great part is that’s the price with the keyboard dock. Most times, that’ll run you extra. If you don’t live in the UK, the tablet will run you £379.99.
Here’s the specs:
- 10.1-inch 1280—800 display
- 1.5 GHz TI OMAP 4470 dual-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage with microSD card slot
- Front-facing camera with 720p HD support
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with 4.1 Jelly Bean coming later this year
The 101 XS comes in at just 8mm thin and the keyboard dock is 5mm thin. While not only coming with a keyboard, an “ultra thin magnetic cover” is also included. Seems like someone is taking a page from Apple’s playbook, well, except they’re not charging extra for it.