Archos Titanium 80

Archos is finally letting U.S. consumers get their hands on two of its latest tablets and the much-awaited GamePad gaming device. Starting with the GamePad, we're looking at the same device that has been around for several months, last spotted by us at CES in January. It is essentially a 7-inch Android tablet that has a full set of appropriate gaming controls around the screen. On the spec sheet, we're looking at a 1024x600 display, 1GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM, all running with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

The 97 Titanium and 80 Titanium are going on sale as well, which are solid, well-priced pair devices. The 97 Titanium sports a 2048x1536 9.7-inch display, 1.6GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, dual cameras and also running Android 4.1. The 80 Titanium is the lower-end play, at 8-inches with 1024x768 resolution, but the same processor, storage and software as its big brother. Both devices are certified for Google Play as well.

Archos has made all three devices available from several retailers in the U.S. -- Amazon, B&H Photo, J&R, Brandsmart, Hastings, Beach Camera and Adorama -- at pretty attractive prices. The GamePad will set you back $179, 97 Titanium $249 and 80 Titanium $169. You can learn a little more about the devices at the source link below.

Source: Arcohs (Titanium); Archos (GamePad)


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Archos GamePad, 97 and 80 Titanium tablets now available in the US


One impressive new budget based tablet that launched this week is the Novo 9 Spark for $269 -- with one of the first U.S. resellers it's available through is a site called TabletSprint -- and this new model truly compares to the iPad and Nexus 10 tablets -- and offers a full size 9.7 Inch display with an impressive Retina screen and a Quad Core Processor --

The Novo 9 Spark runs Android 4.1 (upgradable to 4.2) and features a 9.7 inch 2048x1536 IPS screen and a performance Quad Core processor/1.5 Ghz/2GB - along with a powerful 10,000 mAh battery, 32GB Memory, WiFi and 3G/4G internet access, a MicroSD memory card slot, the new high end 4K Digital HDMI to stream movies from your tablet and display on an HD TV, a 2 MP Front webcam and a 5 Megapixel Rear Camera with AF and Flash and comes preinstalled with Google Play Store, with access to over 400,000 Android software Apps.

A 7 inch size tablet also launched this month that compares to the Nexus 7 -- the Novo 7 Venus for $149 - and features a Quad Core processor, 1280x800 IPS screen, 16GB memory, WiFi, a front webcam, Android O/S and Google Play Store preinstalled... all of which are found on the Nexus 7 -- while also offering a number of features the Nexus 7 doesn't - including a 2-megapixel rear camera, a MicroSD memory card slot, and an HDMI 1080p port; plus options for 3G/4G internet connection.

Ainol Electronics makes both these new models and won runner up for best-tablet-of-the-year in 2012 at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) -- The site TabletSprint also offers $25 in Bonus Apps; as well as features a promotion with a free 500MB monthly Data plan for 4G internet access that includes a free 4G USB adapter.

Archos waited this long to bring to the US? Their products are crap, so I don't know why it is a big deal. I'll spend a few extra $$ and get a Samsung or Nexus.