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Archos 97 Carbon: Affordable ICS tablet, with 9.7-inch screen

Google isn’t the only manufacturer producing Android tablets with small screens as we saw in the Google Nexus 7, Archos has introduced a new range of slim and light Android tablets with some tasty specifications.

Archos’ new Elements range will consist of 7, 8 and 9.7-inch tablets, kicking off with the Archos 97 Carbon, which includes a 9.7-inch touchscreen with IPS technology, Google’s Android 4.0: Ice Cream Sandwich OS and a 1GHz processor with 1GB RAM.

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“We wanted to introduce a new series that not only combines affordability with a new slim design, but features the best that Google has to offer,” says Henri Crohas from ARCHOS “With the ELEMENTS series we have done just that. It’s the perfect balance of hardware, software optimization and content through the Google PlayTM ecosystem.”

Just 11.4mm deep, with an aluminium finish, it’s an attractive tablet, with 16GB internal memory, microSD support, HDMI out (for hooking the 97 Carbon up to a HD TV) and a USB port.  

Unlike previous Archos tablets which haven’t had access to the full range of apps from the Google Play Store (or Android Market as it was called then), the Archos 97 Carbon is a Google Play supported device, with Gmail, Google Talk, Google+ and Google Maps.

The Archos 97 Carbon will be available in July for £219.99, which seems pretty competitive for an Android tablet with a 9.7-inch screen. Find out more information from Archos.

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