Archos unveils new 80 Cobalt tablet

October 31, 2012

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We've got a flood of tablets incoming from a bunch of different manufacturers thanks to the holiday shopping season, and today Archos added one more tablet to the already long list. Say hello to the Archos 80 Cobalt, a tablet that probably won't be burning up the benchmarks but might be worth having a look at nonetheless. That's especially true if you're in the market for an inexpensive tablet, as we're thinking the 80 Cobalt's specs won't exactly demand a high price tag.

The Archos 80 Cobalt comes equipped with an unnamed dual-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz and a quad-core GPU. Those are working alongside 1GB of RAM, and the 80 Cobalt comes running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box. It also sports an 8-inch capacative touch screen running at 1024 x 768 resolution, so there's not all that much to write home about when it comes to the display.

However, the Archos 80 does feature a rear-facing camera, though that snapper only weighs in at two-megapixels. In other words, even though you've got a rear camera to take advantage of, it might not be the best idea to use it as your main shooter. On the inside, we've got 8GB of flash memory, but you can expand on that thanks to the micro SDHC slot Archos has chosen to include.

So, there isn't too much to make the Archos 80 Cobalt stand out from the crowd, but we're assuming that these lower-end specs will mean a low price. That will be the main draw of the 80 Cobalt, but at the moment, Archos hasn't given any release or information. We'll be sure to update once Archos dishes those details, so keep it tuned here to Android Community for more!

[via Archos]

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  • Frans-Peter van der Leur

    Well, at least this one has tablet software, my Archos tablet is still running 2.2 (phone software), because Archos refuses to make an update. You should not buy this french rubbish.

  • Dusky

    They’ve now released it (currently being sold at Tesco and possibly other stores) with a price tag of £99 – that’s pretty good considering the screen size and specs.

    Archos did have a problem before where their older models (such as Arnova G1 and G2) didn’t get many updates – but they appear to be changing their attitude with their newer devices – lets hope this one receives proper updates.

    It’s a good offering – yes Archos aren’t the greatest manufacturer in the world but they are far from being among the worst (such as many generic tablet manufacturers) – they are probably competing more with Acer and Lenovo tablets rather than with manufacturers like LG, Samsung, ASUS and HTC – this will also compete well with Amazons Kindle fire – especially for those after a tablet with similar specs to the Kindle but with Google Play support (something else Archos used to leave out of a lot of their tablets). .

  • As of Boxing day, Tesco are selling these at just £49!! At that sort of price, it’s an absolute steal.