7-7-2012Archos Unveils 97 Carbon - an iPad-sized Android Tablet for $250
Archos is taking on lower-priced tablets such as the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire with its newest tab: The Archos 97 Carbon.
Announced Thursday, the tablet is the first in a line of slates from the company’s entry-level Elements line. It runs Android 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich.
The 9.7-inch Carbon -- the same size as the iPad -- has a 1024 x 768 display, 1GHz ARM processor, and 1GB of RAM. The tablet offers both a forward and a rear-facing camera, 16GB of built-in memory (expandable via microSD up to 32GB) and has a "stylish premium aluminum” finish.
Much like the Nexus 7, but unlike the comparably priced Kindle Fire, the 97 Carbon has full-access to the Google Play store for downloading additional apps.