Archos has unveiled the latest in the Gen 11 tablet lineup. This model is the Archos 101 XS 2 and as the “2” in the name would imply, this model serves as a follow-up to the Gen 10 Archos 101 XS. While the same tablet and keyboard aspect remains, there has been a bump with some of the specs. In this case, we have seen the processor go from dual-core to quad-core.
Specifically, the Archos 101 XS 2 will arrive powered by a quad-core 1.6GHz A9 processor. Other specs include a 10.1-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage space and a microSD card slot (supporting 64GB cards). The tablet will also have a 2 megapixel camera on the front and back.
There was a bump with the WiFi this time around and those considering a purchase can expect dual-band (2.4 and 5GHz) WiFi. The 101 XS 2 will also have WiFi Direct, Bluetooth, GPS, HDMI, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a pair of front-facing speakers. Similar to previous models from Archos, this latest will be running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with access to the Google Play Store.
Archos has also included the OfficeSuite Pro 6 app pre-installed. This basically, means you will be able to both view and create Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF files from the tablet. Shifting away from the tablet itself and over to the Coverboard. This has a full chiclet style keyboard, and also serves as a protective cover and/or stand depending on your need.
All of that having been said, Archos plans to have the 101 XS 2 tablet with Coverboard available in the US this December. The tablet will be priced from $279.