Archos unveils the 101 XS Android tablet with keyboard cover
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The French electronics company, Archos, first announced its Gen 10 Series of ultrathin tablet computers at an event in Paris back in March of 2012. This week, the manufacturer has finally taken the wraps off the new 101 XS slate, which is expected to become commercially available in September. Apparently, the portable device will be priced at $400 and that includes the keyboard cover (called “coverboard”) that could also be utilized as a stand.
As reported earlier by Notebookcheck, the 7.6mm thick tablet features a 10.1-inch touchscreen display that, according to Archos, has a maximum supported resolution of 1280-by-800 pixels. Moreover, the 101 XS is driven by a Dual-Core Texas Instruments OMAP 4470 (Cortex-A9 based) SoC with a clock frequency of 1.5GHz.
Users are further provided with 1GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in flash storage (up to 32GB via micro SD/SDXC media card reader), an HD front-facing camera (no rear-facing shooter) and a 6800mAh battery that presumably has an autonomy period of up to 6 hours on a single charge. Connectivity-wise, the mobile device ports one micro USB port, a mini HDMI interface, GPS receiver, Wireless LAN and Bluetooth radios.
At launch, the 101 XS tablet reportedly will run on an Android 4.0 ICS operating system, but Archos claims the OS will be updated to 4.1 Jelly Bean by the end of the year.