The latest budget-conscious slate from Archos, dubbed 101 XS 2, looks to take on physical keyboard-toting hybrids such as Microsoft’s Surfaces and the Asus Transformer Pads or Transformer Book.
Archos GamePad 2 goes official: same old design, same price, but faster CPU, more RAM and crisper display
Anyone remember the first-gen Archos GamePad? You know, the 7-inch budget-friendly Android tablet designed with gamers in mind, but heavily criticized by everyone for shoddy build quality, weak gaming support and an overall disappointing set of specs.
Aside from entering the smartphone arena with a number of fairly intriguing products (especially from a pricing standpoint), Archos has recently cranked up its tablet volumes, even going so far as to tackle niches than no one knew existed.
Though Archos is not exactly what you’d call a world-renowned consumer electronics manufacturer, the OEM sure likes to keep its hands busy and product line-up diverse.
And so it begins. Technically, we’re still a full week away from the IFA 2013 official kick-off. But since things are to get awfully crowded on the Berlin stage seven days from now, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that certain exhibitors are already starting to reveal their new products.