Cheap Archos 9.7 Carbon Android Ice Cream Sandwich tablet launched in the US and UK

Officially announced earlier this month, the Archos 9.7 Carbon is available for purchase now both in the US, and the UK.

US customers can buy the tablet here, for only $249.99. If you’re in the UK, go here to get the device for £229.99.

Part of Archos’ new Element series of tablets, the 9.7 Carbon features a 9.7 inch IPS display with 1024 x 768 pixels, aluminum case, Wi-Fi, GPS, 1GB of RAM, 1GHz single-core processor, VGA front-facing camera, 2MP rear camera, stereo speakers, micro HDMI, full USB port, 16GB of internal memory, and MicroSD card support. It’s certainly not a bad device for its price point, but it still can’t compete with Google’s Nexus 7, which costs $199.99, and features a quad-core processor, plus a display of higher resolution (7 inch, 1280 x 800 pixels).

Archos didn’t say if it plans to update the 9.7 Carbon to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (it probably will though).

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Author: Florin

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  • Frans-Peter van der Leur

    Absolutely amazing how much new products Archos produces. Unfortunately after sales are extremely poor, the first tablets still have never seen any tablet software (!) and are still runing Android 2.2! Shame on Archos updates, potential users beware!