Archos isn’t known for high-end devices, but rather cheap, low-end spec’d devices. Like the 80 Helium, which as you probably expected with the “80” in the name, is an 8-inch tablet with 4G LTE. It has a 1024×768 resolution display, along with a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of onboard storage, along with a 5MP camera on the back and a 2MP front-facing shooter. There’s also Android 4.3 Jelly Bean for £199. Which isn’t too bad, I guess. But you could probably do better with a refurbished Nexus 7 or even a refurbished LG G Pad 8.3 which would be closer in terms of size.
It’s not the best tablet out there, but it does have 4G LTE connectivity, which is pretty hard to find on a tablet in this price range. And obviously that will affect the specs inside. But if you just need a tablet that you can check email, Twitter, etc., on, this will do the trick. Archos actually announced this tablet – along with some others – all the way back in February at Mobile World Congress. It’s finally available though, but only in the UK so far. We have no idea when it’ll be available in other countries. Hopefully Archos will make it available elsewhere, as I’m sure others would love to at least check out Archos products, which often times don’t make it out of the UK or Europe.
While it’s not a contender for tablet of the year, or the Samsung Galaxy Tab S, it’s still a neat tablet. Given that it’s only in the UK right now, I doubt that it will sell all that well, but it’s worth a try. How many of you in the UK are looking forward to picking up the Archos 80 Helium tablet with 4G LTE over there? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.