Archos announces 80 Cobalt 8-inch Android tablet PC

Archos announces 80 Cobalt 8-inch Android tablet PC

Summary: Expect a budget price point for this slate, which runs Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 and comes with 8GB of storage.

SHARE:
TOPICS: Tablets, Android
4
archos-80-cobalt-android-ice-cream-sandwich-tablet-pc

While the iPad Mini, Surface RT, and Google Nexus 10 are keeping consumer tablet prices over $300, other manufacturers have a chance to swoop in and capture those looking for tablets at bargain prices. The new Archos 80 Cobalt looks like one of those candidates.

This new Android tablet will not earn any spec envy, as it comes with just 8GB of storage and a mere 2-megapixel rear-facing camera and runs Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0, not the new version 4.2 like the Nexus 10 does. On the other hand, its 8-inch form factor is slightly larger than 7-inch slates, and its screen's 1,024x768 resolution is the same as the iPad Mini's. It also includes an unspecified 1.6GHz dual-core processor, microSDHC slot, and 1GB of RAM.

Unfortunately, Archos hasn't provided pricing and availability details, though judging from the specs presented, the closer Archos prices the 80 Cobalt to $150, the better its chances. How cheap would the 80 Cobalt have to be in order for you to consider buying it? Let us know in the Talkback section below.

[Via Engadget]

Topics: Tablets, Android

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Talkback

4 comments
Log in or register to join the discussion
  • Archos Cobalt buy

    I bought a Touchpad 32gb for the giveaway $149 price and then installed ICE 4.0 for the dual boot best of both worlds. So, I would hope they price this between $99 and $149 to capture the cheapskates like me who want a decent product at a decent price. If Archos can delvier that, I will give this for Xmas instead of a book reader, which this can do as well as netsurf.
    dadogg2
  • Just another piece of low quality consumer product

    why oost in zdnet
    FADS_z
    • I returned my Archos tablet

      The screen was terrible on the Archos tablet I bought. The viewing angle was very narrow.
      Oden79
  • Standards have no alternatives

    Trying to adjust with the standards may not provide good results. his tablet shouldn't be compared with the best in the market. It's just for those who want to own one. This one is for those who are just gadgets lover but not tech savvy.

    For latest Tablet pc one should go for the products listed over here: http://shop.airtel.com/home-mobiles-tablet-pcs
    Marry James