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CES 2013 | Archos unveils the FamilyPad 2 Android tablet

The latest version of the gigantic slate PC offers a faster processor and more storage space than its predecessor

In addition to releasing the 13.3-inch FamilyPad Ice Cream Sandwich tablet in Europe back in December of 2012, the French electronics manufacturer Archos is now launching a newer version, called FamilyPad 2. The mobile device was announced at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and is expected to hit the store shelves later this year.

Apparently, the new model comes equipped with a speedier Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9 central processing unit operating at a frequency of 1.6GHz (the original FamilyPad has a 1GHz Cortex chip) and the same 13.3-inch capacitive In-Plane Switching (IPS) 10 points multi-touch display of 1280-by-800 pixels native resolution.

Users are further provided with 1GB of internal RAM, 16GB of flash storage (instead of 8GB), G- Sensor and dual cameras (2MP rear camera & 2MP front-facing web cam). Based on an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, the FamilyPad 2 features a mini HDMI interface, one micro USB port, a microSDHC media card reader slot and a Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n radio.

Unfortunately, there’s still no word on an official release date and pricing.  We will keep you updated when we have more information.


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Ivan Zhekov, 2013-01-11 (Update: 2013-01-11)