Folks we have gotten another affordable tablet today, ARCHOS 97 Carbon manufactured by ARCHOS which is famous for making budget Android tablets. ARCHOS 97 Carbon is the first slate of company’s new and entry-level tablet range called “ELEMENTS”. The Element range will be available in 7, 8, and 9.7 inch models.
Talking specifically about the 97 Carbon, although it is claimed to be low-end ICS tablet that “combines affordability with a new slim design, but features the best that Google has to offer” but it disappoints us with its humdrum features and not so cheap price tag. There are many budgets tablets, like Google Nexus 7, Kindle Fire in market that offer appealing spec list with a wallet friendly price tag. Let’s see will Archos’ cheap Android tablet will be able to stand against the leading budget tablet Nexus 7? Check out the answer hidden in the interesting war of specs listed below.
Archos 97 Carbon is 618 grams in weight while the Google Nexus 7 is extremely light weighted, it weighs 340 g, not to forget that its display of 97 Carbon is also bigger than the Nexus 7.
Google Nexus 7 packs 7.0 inches LED-backlit IPS display with a resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels, while 97 Carbon features 9.7 inches IPS display. The 7 inch variant in Element series is not announced yet.
ARCHOS 97 Carbon is powered by pretty aged single-core ARM Cortex A8 processor running 1GHz, on the contrary Nexus 7 is a quad core monster feeds on 1.3 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset.
ASUS Nexus 7 boasts 1 gigs of RAM and 8/16 gigs of fixed internal memory, its contender 97 Carbon has same RAM AND 16GB of internal flash memory supported by microSD card.
ARCHOS 97 Carbon is running AndroidTM 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” while Nexus 7 is proud to be the first device to flaunt Android’s latest version Jelly Bean.
Archos 97 Carbon sports 2 megapixels camera while the Google Nexus 7 is equipped with 1.2 megapixels front facing snapper.
So what’s your take on this lackluster ARCHOS 97 Carbon that costs $229.99 – $249.99 SRP. Would anyone like to buy it when a better option i.e Google Nexus is already there?
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