Today, Archos announced the FamilyPad 2 which is a 13-inch tablet running Android 4.1 – Jelly Bean. Archos has quite a few under budget great tablets in their lineup. Including the new Platinum line that was shown off at CES in January. The FamilyPad 2 is more like a portable TV, yet it's not that portable. Here's the complete specs for the FamilyPad 2:
- 13-inch display (1280×800)
- Dual-core Cortex A9-based CPU which is clocked at 1.6GHz
- 1GB of RAM
- 8GB of internal storage; Expandable via MicroSD card
- 2MP camera's on the front and the back
- Android 4.1 – Jelly Bean
- Weighs in at 1.3kg
Archos also said that they are planning to offer the FamilyPad 2 bundled with a free "quick stand" so you can handle the 13-inch tablet a little easier. The Archos FamilyPad 2 probably won't make it to the US, but pricing has been announced for Europe, starting at â‚¬299 which works out to about $389. Which isn't to bad for a 13-inch tablet, but keep in mind that the Nexus 10 has much better specs and is only $10 more and available in the US and many other countries.
One has to wonder, how many of these will Archos actually sell? Is there a market for a 13-inch tablet? How many of you would buy a 13-inch tablet to take with you everywhere you go? I know I wouldn't take it with me, but then I'm used to the size of my Nexus 7 and absolutely love that form factor. We'll have to wait and see how successful the FamilyPad 2 is for Archos. There was no release date given for the FamilyPad 2, but I'm going to go out on a limb here and say it won't be available in Q1. It could be around in Q2, but I'm leaning more towards beginning of Q3 for release. We'll be sure to keep you updated on that.
How many of you would buy the Archos FamilyPad 2? Let us know in the comments below.