These days, the market is basically flooded with different types of tablets that make you go through the process of making the difficult decision which one you like the most. New models that range in price are being released all the time, introducing new cooler features and new better designs. When a model of a brand we like is about to hit the shelves, tech-lovers wait for it eagerly and it’s always exciting to see if the result meets our expectations or not.
The French brand Archos is going to introduce their 101 XS 2 tablet, which is a newer version of the 101 XS which brought major success. The new model is going to be released in December and it’s now keeping technology fans impatient to see it. It’s going to have an included keyboard, just like its ancestor, and it’ll keep the 10-inch display.
Specifications of Archos 101 XS 2
The new model’s fancy design doesn’t really differ from the one of its older brother. It weights 636 grams and its dimensions are 273mm x 169mm x 10.1 mm. What makes it better are its specifications. It has a 10.1-inch screen with a 1280 x 800-pixels resolution, a faster 1.6 GHz A9 processor and 2GB RAM. The most attractive feature of the Archos 101 XS generation is the included chiclet keyboard. The tablet has 16GB of internal memory and an extra micro SD card slot, that can add room for 64 GB more. There is a dual 2 MP camera on both front and back side of the tablet. The dual-band WiFi the devices has is perfect for those who use the Internet a lot and want to surf fast in it. The model, of course, has Bluetooth, HDMI port and GPS.
Android 4.4 KitKat was released, that’s why it was shocking for users to learn that Archos 101 XS 2 is going to use Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The tablet will have access to the Google Play Store for movies, games, books, music and more. There will be an OfficeSuite Pro 6 installed in the device, which means that it will be easy to edit documents and presentations. Having the keyboard will definitely come handy and make the process even easier.
The new tablet will come in stylish white colour.
Price of Archos 101 XS 2
Having in mind that the older model of Archos was being sold at the super high price of 400$, technology-lovers were glad to learn that the new one will come with the budget-friendly price tag of 279$, including a keyboard. Let’s wait for a few more weeks and see if this cheaper alternative will satisfy our technology needs.
All fans of Archos are waiting to see the new release, hoping it will be better than expected. Will it be as successful as its ancestor? We don’t know yet but we are soon to tell. From being known for its MP3 players only, during the past few years Archos has grown to releasing smartphones and tablets which reach great success and win the respect of many technology-lovers. Will the new generation 101 XS 2 be indeed better or it’s just a cheaper version of the older model, we’ll see in December. But even if it doesn’t really exceed our expectations, it’s still a beautiful, well-designed and functional tablet that will come at price that is pretty low for what it offers. We’re looking forward to trying it.