One of the great things about the electronics world is that prices always go down, while functionality and features usually go up. Tablet computers, which once pulled in prices of $900 or more a few years ago, have now dropped to average lows of $199.
Archos is challenging Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Google’s Nexus 7 for low-price bragging rights with its upcoming Archos Titanium 70 tablet, announced on its website yesterday, at the unheard price of only $119
So what can you possibly get in a $119 tablet? For starters the Titanium 70 comes in a white with a chrome back and not the standard black.
The Titanium 70 runs on a dual-core 1.6GHz processor, has quad-core graphics, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a microSD slot to increase storage capacity, a front-facing camera, one HDMI output, 1,024 x 600 pixel display resolution, and will be powered by Android 4.1 otherwise known as Jelly Bean.
That’s quite a lot going on for a table that costs less than 120 bucks.
More stuff coming
If a seven-inch screen is a bit too small for your tastes, not to worry—Archos will be also releasing an 8-inch tablet called the 80 Titanium for $169, a 10.1-inch Archos 101 Titanium tablet for $199, and a 9.7-inch Archos 97 for $249.
Too good to be true?
While the specs for the new tablets seem quite good, and are seen as an obvious challenge to the premium priced iPads from Apple, we’ll all have to wait till the Archos tablets are officially released before we can really see what these low-price wonders can do.