Whether it is the Apple effect or otherwise, now the usually low-priced tablet maker Archos is thick in the plans of bringing out a next generation premium tablet that will be in competition, of course not with Apple’s iPads but with Samsung’s Galaxy Tab and the Asus Transformers.
Even as Archos’s business-class tablets are making brisk business, given their high-performing but rather bulky hardware specs, the company is now planning on moving to the next level of tablet manufacturing with a new generation of tablets.
To be called the new Gen 10 xs series, it follows the earlier Gen 9 tablets known as the Elements series that runs on dual core Honeycomb and ICS OS. With rather bulky and standard features Element Series sales have grown substantially.
Therefore, now with the announcement of G10 xs, expectations on Archos offering something new and exciting are on the cards.
Adding to the excitement is ultra thin 7.6mm model that include a dual keyboard plug-in option.
Available in three series, the prices of the three Archos family tablets include – Arnova series which are retailed at $65 to $195; the Elements series ranging from $130-$260 and now the premium range, which is expected to retail at $260 to $520.
The turning point in Archos fortunes came with the release of its Elements series in 2010 and 2011. The premium range too, it is hoped will deliver on such success.